Power2

Urgent support to stop Covid-19 widening the opportunity gap

Some young people already faced an opportunity gap, which lockdown is turning into a chasm. Power2 Rediscover supports them to bridge that gap before it’s too much to overcome. Donations from 23 June - 3 July will be doubled, and you will give twice as many young people the Power2 get to the other side

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Donations open 11:00 AM, 23 June 2020 to 5:00 PM, 3 July 2020

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1099782)

Campaign target

£100,000

Amount raised

£75,000

Donations

208

Championed by The Childhood Trust

  • Everyone’s really stressing about their future. Lockdown might have been a good thing for some people but when it came to our school, our education, that’s gone downhill for us. It’s hard being motivated because being trapped in your house just makes you feel like you’re alone. I felt like because I’m always in my house, and I’m always in my room that the only thing I really saw was my walls. I felt like I had nothing else do so I felt like if I stayed in my room any longer, I’d go through depression

    — Ashanti, 17

Situation

Many young people already faced an opportunity gap. Struggling with mental health, engagement in education and more, the pandemic then abruptly cut many off from their support networks. Our research shows 32% of young people from the UK’s poorest areas don’t feel they have anyone to talk to and they are more likely to have been struggling at home during lockdown. Without urgent intervention we risk a lasting impact too great to overcome. The younger generation will pay for the long-term consequences of the pandemic and those who were already disadvantaged will pay the highest price.

Solution

With your help these young people will know there is someone there for them. We’ve developed Power2 Rediscover, intensive one-to-one support to help youth transition back into education and society; to rediscover their wellbeing and motivation in the “new normal”. Coaching sessions cover mental health, practical guidance, planning routines and engagement with education and aspirations. Power2 offers support on an ongoing basis for up to three years to the individuals we work with to make a real and lasting difference. There is no greater cost to society than unfulfilled potential.