During week one practical activities, similar to those used for building teams in business training, and exercises which help individuals discover what they want to do with their lives are empowering young people on the REEP pilot to turn their thinking into action. Week one was an intensive time which stretched participants within a positive and encouraging environment. Already, confidence is improving and planning an achievable way forward is well underway. Specially trained REEP Mentors visited the programme mid week to meet the young people to whom they had been partnered. Meanwhile, the Motiv8-SW team are gathering and collating information about the type of work or training participants would like to do. On Friday 13th February participants will make presentations to potential employers as well as celebrating their completion of this phase of the programme.