Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are four times more likely than their well-off peers to believe that few or none of their goals are achievable. (Prince’s Trust 2011)
At ReachOut we aim to develop character and improve attainment in our mentees to give them the skills they need for the future. We have developed four programmes of work to do this spanning an age range of nine years, enabling our mentees to gain support as they grow.
Our structured, focused programme gives over a thousand children every year the confidence and skills they need for a brighter future.
- Since 2011, 69% of our mentees eligible for free school meals achieved 5 A*-C grades at GCSEs including English and Maths – against a national average of 34%.
- 84% of mentees and 77% of mentors thought that the quality of mentees’ school work had improved.
- More than 99% of ReachOut mentees go on to education, training or work after leaving school – our outcome measure of character strength.
ReachOut in the Community
As well as helping young people to grow in character and attainment, we also teach mentees that it’s not just their future that’s important but that of the whole community. Once they’re able, we give them responsibility for supporting others in need of help.
This ensures the work we do has a knock-on effect, is not just limited to the children we mentor but reaches far beyond them, changing the lives of even more young people and transforming the future of entire communities.
Download the full Impact Report 2015/16 (36) to find out more or read our Case Studies to hear directly from our young people.