Action4Youth and its youth programme shares many of the same values as the Royal Air Force and MoD. The Inspiration Programme broadens the horizons, thinking and experience of young people.
Helping young people become more skilled problem-solvers, better team-workers and stronger communicators.
Group Captain Shaun Harris CBE, RAF High Wycombe provides insight into providing good skills to young people, helping them with their careers and life in society.
“Action4Youth shares many of the same values as the Royal Air Force and the MoD in general.”
“I hope what we do is that we open their minds to some of the possibilities out there so they can achieve far more than they think that they can. There is always a tendency for all of us to be a bit self-limiting. Hopefully the young people when they go away from here, this is not just focussed on some sort of idea of them joining the military, but its also focussed on giving them belief that they can achieve more with their lives in society than perhaps they think they can.”
“We expose them to lots of experiences of teamwork, we look to try to improve their communication skills. Obviously within the military no individual can succeed on their own. And actually, that’s probably a reflection of some good skills for society.”
“We expand their horizons during their time here, perhaps getting them working together with a team of people that they are not so familiar with.”
What is The Inspiration Programme?
The Inspiration Programme is an Action4Youth initiative delivered in schools and colleges across Buckinghamshire with students in year groups, from year 10 to year 13.
It fills gaps in existing provision by creating opportunities for young people, providing unique and unprecedented access to Business, Police and Criminal Justice, Health & Wellbeing, Arts & Culture, and Community & Environment