motov8

Motov8

To provide an in house mentoring programme that establishes a professional relationship of trust with each individual learner in order to aid and guide the mentee on any aspects of life that may need addressing life and direct them on the necessary and correct steps to enhance their life skills and chances.

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  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment

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  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

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Our experience tells us that the majority of learners referred to our programmes have a number of underlying contributing factors which are allied to their offending / disaffection patterns and to those concerns contained within the responses to the Green Paper. Data such as that contained in ‘Gaining Ground in the Community’ Youth Justice Board 2003 highlights the link between social factors and patterns of disaffection. All learners referred to Motov8 are consulted in regard to the formulation of an Individual Learning Plan. This plan relates to progression in both hard and soft outcomes. These plans also include input from referring agencies. Moto8 works closely with the LEA inclusion programme to identify the needs of each individual learner, however the LEA offers no support beyond the provision of a diverse curriculum. The proposed programme would offer an enhanced and focussed support mechanism for some of the most disaffected young people in the county as Motov8 specialises in working with the most ‘hard to reach’ learners. A constant theme in these consultations is the need for additional support and direction in regard to social issues. This is further supported by young people’s response to the Green Paper ‘Every Child Matters’ which highlighted specific areas of concern and the desire for additional support. A number of these issues relate directly to mentor type programmes whereby issues around life preparation, transition from dependence to independence and physical and mental health can be addressed. Although the LEA provides a degree of support through social inclusion programmes it does not offer a specific mentor programme, this is left to the voluntary sector. Motov8 proposes a holistic approach whereby educational disaffection, social exclusion and the preparation for work can be addressed and young people helped and supported to make the transition to independence and positive input to the community.

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