This is delivered through activities such as:
- A social action project, empowering young people to instigate social change and presenting findings at a showcase event with a range of professionals
- Employability skills training workshops
- Career-focused insight days with corporate partners, like Lendlease, to learn about career opportunities available
- Mock interviews to secure work experience placements
87% felt capable of working with others as part of a team.
89% felt they are prepared for further education/training/employment.
79% felt they understand the skills that employers are looking for.
Evidence shows that once someone becomes NEET, they face greater difficulties re-engaging with the education system and securing meaningful training and employment opportunities. This increases their risk of downward social-economic mobility and increased of social inequality.
Providing the right support to young people at risk of becoming NEET is critical, which HeadStart Action helps to provide. By communicating quality career pathways, promoting social action and supporting personal and professional development, HeadStart Action is helping young people to pursue education, employment and training opportunities that interest them following the programme.
Following the success of the programme in Southwark, HeadStart Action expanded into many more London boroughs. It is now delivered by charity London Youth, in partnership with corporates and grass route community organisations across the capital.
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