Young Steps Youth Project
Community Interest Luton, have recently developed an outreach programme, ‘Young Steps’, supported by Children In Need. ‘The ‘Young Steps’ project seeks to help young people aged 11-19 overcome their barriers to education, provide them with guidance in applying for jobs and training, and encourage their aspirations.
Children and young people with lack of skills and facing other barriers to employment and skills likely to remain unemployed for most of their transition period from childhood to adulthood and likely to experience continued poverty, deprivation, poor mental health and other socio-economic deprivation for most of their life.
We engage with children and young people from the target backgrounds above and offer them all with access to a range of free of cost employability training, qualifications and volunteering and work experience opportunities, with dedicated Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) and mentoring support built into the programme to help the individual develop more self-confidence, raised aspiration and key life-long and employability skills, in order for them to overcome the poverty and other socio-economic deprivations they are experiencing.