The moving on up program works with NEET young people or young people at risk of becoming NEET. The young people will engage in a program that covers their personal fitness, independent living and employability skills. The program also works in partnership with other organisations, sharing best practice and building programs that are bespoke to the young people involved.
Big Lottery Fund
Redcar, Hartlepool and Stockton
Target Age Groups
The programmes on the course run for 1 day a week for 6 weeks, other shorter engagement programmes have run for a full week.
The programmes contain a number of outdoor activities; youth work type sessions based around personal issues, and residential experiences.
Aims and Objectives
We have targets to work with 200 young people over the course of the year, 800 over the course of the 4 years of funding. Specific aims of the course are to improve access to fitness and activity, inform and support young people with independent living issues and improve and assist young people with their employability skills.
The young people, who engage in the program, could be referred to other statutory, voluntary organisations. Mostly we help to re-engage young people before they become NEET out of one of our partner organisations.
We are not obliged to, but we do run NNAS, BCU awards and John Muir awards.
Project Leader - Colin Burn
Project Worker - Debbie Chamberlain
Project Assistants - Abigail Baxter & Lee Cook