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Stolen Futures Programme – Nottingham City & Broxtowe Borough

18th September 2013 Help & Advice, Stapleford Community Group, Upcoming Events Tags: , , , , , 2 Comments

What is Stolen Futures?

Stolen Futures is a programme that addresses worklessness and provides intensive coaching and support for unemployed 16-18 year olds in Nottingham and Broxtowe Borough.

The programme includes an intensive 2 day induction workshop followed by up to 12 hours of activities per week for 12 weeks.

Six hours of activity takes place in workshops and six hours gaining practical volunteering experience in our ViTaL shops, putting the learning into practice. 

The course has a distinctive and specialised curriculum that personal development and employment related skills.

These will include self image, coping skills, managing offending behaviour, planning for their future such as marketing, customer service, business planning and communications skills.

The material we cover places an emphasis on personal development as well as developing employability so that young people can be given the best chance at a better future.

The use of a live shop will also provide excellent opportunities for the young people to gain job skills training or work experience, providing the facility for practical learning and motivation for business. 

All of the young people who complete the 12 week course will be offered an apprenticeship in Retail or Customer Services.

This will lead to a NVQ level 2 qualification.

Young people will also have a mentor who will support them and follow their progress and development after completing their 12 week course and while they are in their apprenticeship which lasts 12 months and 1 day.

The intensive support and coaching we offer can have a dramatic effect on the ability of young people to successfully re-engage with society.

Through attending this programme young people will gain confidence, life skills, emotional literacy and employability skills and achieve their potential.

How can young people get involved?

The Stolen Futures programme will be run every 3 months in Nottingham City and South Nottinghamshire.

Referrals can be made at anytime and a young person will be invited to attend an induction for the next course available.

All you have to do is make a phone call or send an email with the young person’s name and contact details.

Referrals for Stolen Futures can be made by any agencies working with unemployed 16-18 year olds, especially those from a disadvantaged background or who have history of criminal convictions. 

For Further Details Contact:

Sophie Forbes-Taylor Operations Manager, 
Young Potential, 
Woodthorpe House, Mansfield Road,  

Sophie will be available to talk to at Montrose Court Community Centre, Montrose Court off Melbourne Road, Stapleford, NG98LJ

Tomorrow from 10am as part of this months Stapleford Community Group open surgery.


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