Our Vision

Awakening potential and inspiring dreams in young people not effectively engaged in mainstream education

Goal A: Provide impactful solutions that result in increased wellbeing for each young person

Goal B: Build skills and positive attitude changes towards young people resulting in systemic changes in mainstream education

A1. Increased ability to make positive life choices

A2. Increased levels of trust with friends, family and community

A3. Increased positive experience of education

B1. Positive attitude change toward young people not effectively engaged

B2. Increased skills to support young people not effectively engaged

Our Clients

We work with 11-18 year olds who are unable to engage effectively with mainstream education as a result of:

  • significant childhood adversity (ACE score)
  • complex, traumatic life situations/experiences
  • social, emotional and mental health issues linked to the above

Having an ACE score of 4+ dramatically affects the health, wellbeing and future life prospects of young people unless the effects of such experiences are addressed. Our interventions aim to develop self-regulation skills, helping young people to move from the automatic fight/flight/freeze responses to higher level executive function in order to see them thrive within a mainstream school and society as a whole.

Our Values

Rooted in Christian values of love and acceptance of all, our values are:

  • Accept: We believe in accepting every young person as they are; no matter what their history, no-one gets turned away.
  • Belief: We believe that every young person brings a unique quality and has something positive to offer.
  • Relate: We believe that modelling positive behaviour is the best way for students to learn what they have not seen/experienced before.

 

Our core approaches are to:

  • Educate: leading to increased positive experiences of education
  • Empower: leading to the ability to make positive life choices
  • Relate: leading to improved levels of trust within relationships

 

All of our projects contain foundational components:

  • Life skills education
  • One-to-one support
  • Self-awareness and understanding
  • Parental support and communication