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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.
Lisa is 16 and has both suffered from and witnessed extreme domestic abuse. She now lives away from her abuser but still suffers the effects of the violence she has seen and experienced. Mainstream school has been impossible. Lisa’s anxiety caused her to display extremely challenging responses to the movement around school and the expectations…Read More
This girl has faced disadvantage we can only imagine She fights her fear and demons every day She forces herself to do things she never thought she could. She’s held lambs and snakes, she’s dredged rivers and laid paths. She’s climbed mountains and hidden in full combats. She’s canoed and painted out graffiti. She’s met,…Read More
Gain Day on May 15 – has been proven to make a massive difference to local communities. It also brings health-boosting benefits to employees who donate their time to help good causes. A report last year to mark national Volunteers’ Week revealed that four in five people found volunteering beneficial to their wellbeing with six…Read More
Having read Jane Merrick’s article about Tristram Hunt’s wish for “Skills Skills Skills” in this Sunday’s Independent, I can’t help think we are missing something. Whilst fundamentally I completely agree that the education system is not preparing the majority of young people for work, I think we need a more considered approach which appreciates and…Read More
This group of young people from the North East recently completed a programme with us at Foundation Futures. This is a photo of them after their celebration event. These young people are packed full of ambition and potential. They are not particularly successful academically. They have been at risk of exclusion and have sometimes demonstrated…Read More
"The Foundation Futures team are an essential part of our CSR here at KIER North Tyneside"
Mick Stobbart | Service Manager - Kier - North Tyneside
"Working with Foundation Futures has provided an amazing opportunity for our organisation to make a positive impact on the young people of the north east"
Terry Hanlon | Community Development Manager -Robertson Group - England