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.

Education at it's best involves partnership working

Come and join our dynamic and groundbreaking team!

March 3, 2019

Creative? Resilient? Compassionate? Interested in a new challenge? Come and join our dynamic and groundbreaking team! Foundation Futures CIC is growing and we are looking for 2 amazing Assistant Programme Leaders (0.8 contracts) to support delivery of our alternative education programmes from August 26th 2019 Starting salary of £17,294 per annum (pro rata) (£13,835 0.8…

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A Girl Like Lisa

May 28, 2017

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…

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This girl CAN

May 28, 2017

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,…

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Why volunteering is good for everyone

May 27, 2017

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…

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I can’t help think we are missing something….

April 20, 2015

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…

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Year 11s finding out that they can do!

April 2, 2015

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…

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We CAN addresses and acknowledges our young people's needs when they are supported towards realistic and achievable goals

"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

We believe that every learner CAN value their education if it is relevant to them


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