Young people in London face huge challenges due to Covid-19, with unemployment rising rapidly. The Spear Programme, running in 8 locations across the city, reaches the most vulnerable young people and equips them to get into work or education. Your support can change their future.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 8 June 2021 to 12:00 PM, 22 June 2021
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1100885)
I was embarrassed to give my CV and didn’t feel like I was worth getting a job. Now, I’ve got a job I want. Without my Spear coaches, this wouldn’t have been possible.
I was finally treated like an adult, I had a supportive community, I had people to voice my thoughts to, and I had a purpose.
I was basically alone for the past year. So going online and being with people really boosted my self-confidence; I feel like myself again.
It was great, I'm so glad I attended. It was really encouraging to witness the young people's confidence and eloquence. It's also good to be reminded of the impressive coaches, who are great role models for the young people.
Under 25s will be amongst the worst hit by the economic impact of coronavirus. The young people we support already face serious barriers to get into work; whether educational failure, a criminal record or struggles with mental health. Lockdown and social restrictions have increased isolation and negatively impacted confidence amongst these vulnerable young people. They face an uncertain future and need us now more than ever.
We have already worked with over 6,500 vulnerable young people to help them find employment. The Spear Programme equips them with the mindset, confidence and work-ready skills they need. We provide six weeks of group and one to one coaching, with a year of follow up support. This is currently running successfully online and will return to in-person delivery as soon as possible. We also partner with businesses and apprenticeship providers to maximise access to job opportunities.
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