Youth at Risk has been awarded an Education 2 Employment (E2E) Honorary Award by The Onslow Trust. Now one of three to receive the accolade, the charity has been recognised for its innovation and excellence in preparing young adults for the next stage of employment or training.
Youth at Risk helps young people UK wide to turn their lives around through intensive personal development and coaching initiatives. Its work supports participants – who have often experienced challenging life circumstances and disadvantage, to overcome obstacles, achieve their full potential and become thriving members of society.
Danielle Pilcher, Chief Executive at The Onslow Trust, said, "We are delighted to be awarding Youth at Risk with the Education 2 Employment Honorary Award for an outstanding contribution to the development of young adults nationwide. Their bespoke guidance programmes and substantial involvement in communities make a noteworthy impact on societal growth. We are extremely proud to support the work of Youth at Risk as they continue to lead youth development across the UK."
Ellie Garraway, Chief Operating Officer for Youth at Risk (pictured above), said: “Our work is different to many charities. We transform attitudes, mind-sets and beliefs rather than teaching skills. We believe this is the way to get to the roots of why young people are not achieving. For many this means changing their attitude to work, discovering their talents and getting excited about aspirations they’d given up on. Over two thirds of young people on our programmes re-engage with employment through the work we do with them – more importantly they’re motivated and committed to building a thriving future. We’re proud to have been recognised for this by The Onslow Trust.”