Action4Youth Vision, Mission & Values
Exceptional experiences that make a lifetime of difference.
To support all young people’s growth towards fulfilling and responsible adult lives, A4Y develops physical, mental, spiritual, moral and cultural abilities which act as:
- A Springboard towards realising dreams
- A Safety Net for those at risk
- A Voice of influence- from the young and for the young
In order to benefit as many young people as possible while maintaining A4Y’s financial stability, we partner with those (government, schools, youth clubs, businesses, trusts and foundations and others) who share our mission.
Be exceptional – Use imagination, determination and resilience to achieve exceptional outcomes everyday
Care – Always seek to understand and look after each other
Trail blaze – Be adventurous in exploring how we could serve more and better
Make responsible choices – Use resources wisely so that we can sustain our investment in young people
Do what is right – Hold ourselves and others to the highest standard of behaviour
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Action4Youth continue to knock down boundaries for young people with disabilities. The Mobiloo enables anyone, whatever the extent of their physical condition, to use the changing facilities after taking part in activities at our Caldecotte Xperience centre.
Looking back on the year is a bit different in 2020. We’re looking back on an extraordinary time with very many losses; people, jobs, time, experiences and perhaps not so many gains. We are all approaching the Christmas holidays in weariness as much as seasonal cheer in the knowledge that the many problems Covid leaves in its wake will be waiting for us in January.
By the end of this year, schools will be required, by law, to meet the eight Gatsby Benchmarks, which include workplace experience and links to the curriculum. Here, Tracey McNicholas, head of Sixth Form at Aspire Alternative Provision, outlines her tips for helping schools to achieve the benchmarks by the end of 2020 and inspire
Despite a varied national curriculum and efforts to incorporate work placements into formal education, every year hundreds of thousands of young people leave education only to find themselves unemployed without the necessary skills and self-confidence to navigate the job market. For many school leavers and soon-to-be graduates, the jump from education to employment is far