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Our work

We’re helping young people from disadvantaged communities develop the enterprise skills and entrepreneurial mindsets to succeed. Through our initiatives, we aim to inspire, skill and mobilise the young people we support on their journey through education and onwards into their careers and lives.

Inspire

Providing experiences to broaden the horizons of young people to life outside of their local communities, and to a wider world of opportunities.

Aims

To encourage and expand young people’s outlook. To motivate, raise ambitions and unlock potential for a brighter, successful future.

Outcomes

A wider world view of possibilities, where goals and aspirations are not only raised, but also achievable.

Skill

Delivering hands-on initiatives to build core life and employability skills incrementally, throughout a young person’s life at school.

Aims

To develop confidence and an entrepreneurial, positive mindset to flourish in life and the world of work.

Outcomes

Attainment of the six core Aldridge Attributes: Problem solving; Creativity; Determination; Passion; Risk-taking and Teamwork.

Mobilise

Providing information, resources, experiences and support to help young people take the next steps beyond school and into work or further education.

Aims

To help young people map out their individual pathway to quality destinations beyond secondary and higher education.

Outcomes

Bold, independent, confident, productive young people with increased engagement, improved skills and greater opportunities.

Leaving no one behind

Every young person deserves the chance to have a bright future. Students’ outcomes should not be determined, or restricted, by their background. Education can only go so far in levelling the playing field for disadvantaged young people.

We want the young people we support to have the opportunity to discover their skills and the things they’re passionate about – and learn how they can take them forward into the world of work. We provide activities and experiences that will help uncover these skills and develop new ones, to gain confidence and be inspired. These activities fit into our four key programme areas:

·        Exploring through enterprise and entrepreneurship

·        Developing skills through sport

·        Exploring creativity through arts

·        Building confidence through adventure.

We are currently building a new programme of activities that will ensure we offer a safe environment, within current government guidelines, to help inspire, skill and mobilise the young people we support.

 

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