Foundation Futures Annual Fundraiser
12th October 2017 at the Sage Gateshead
Foundation Futures is a (not for profit) Community Interest Company working with the most vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in the North East. Our mission is to help them ‘Find out what they can do instead of what they can’t’ through diverse and collaborative learning programmes.
All the young people we work with struggle to learn and thrive within our secondary school system. Many suffer anxiety, isolation and mental distress. However given the appropriate opportunities and support, they show resilience, a capacity to learn and motivation to be better.
Working in partnership with enlightened local businesses, training providers and other community organisations we are able to offer them the educational experiences which enable them to realise their potential.
To achieve success it is vitally important that they have access to environments outside the traditional classroom.
Last year we were able to secure a large allotment space from North Tyneside Council. We aim to use this as an additional learning environment and a space for supporting mental health and community. This represents a fantastic opportunity but a huge amount of manpower and resources are required to transform this neglected space. This includes major construction and groundworks.