Following in the footsteps of the Career Connect Youth Agreement, the Connect To Your Future Youth Promise aims to ensure that young people joining the programme know and understand exactly what to expect from their Key Worker as well as what is expected of them.
Connect To Your Future helps young people ‘not in education, employment or training’ (NEET) or at risk of becoming NEET. COVID-19 has had many impacts on young people, including missed education, social isolation and anxiety. Many may feel disengaged from mainstream education and support services.
Through tailored mentoring and wellbeing, Connect To Your Future helps young people, helping them achieve positive career outcomes. Our key workers work with local partners to support young people at key transition points in their career journey. These include leaving school or starting college, training or employment.
The Youth Promise incorporates feedback from young participants on the programme, who were provided with copies of the early drafts and asked for their views.
Evie Chambers, Career Connect Youth Coordinator said: “A first draft, covering the expectations of workers and young people, was created by the Manchester Team. This was shown to young people from across Manchester, who reviewed the design, content, wording of the document. They offered comments and suggestions on how to make the wording more concise and easier to understand, especially for neurodiverse participants. A report of these findings was compiled, and a final draft of the Youth Promise was created.”
The Youth Promise is now given to all young people who are enrolling on the Connect To Your Future programme, as part of their initial induction session.
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