Designed in 2017 by the Challenge, UK’s leading charity for building a more integrated society, in partnership with the Mayor of London and Lendlease, HeadStart Action has promoted social action, increased employability and personal development in participants. Set over 16 weeks, the programme was piloted in Southwark, London, with 91 young people from St Thomas Apostle Collage and Harris Academy participating.
Results from the programme showed that:
- 91% of graduates felt they are closer to achieving their active goals.
- 96% of graduates felt they improved on their areas of development.
- 84% feel they understand the skills that employers are looking for.
Partnership on the HeadStart Action programme is another example of Lendleases Sustainability Framework in action. Efforts support fall under our focus areas Community Inclusion and Economic Prosperity.