Ten months ago we set out to pilot a work-readiness programme with a difference. A young person-centred journey of discovery with employment as one of the destinations. Realised through an intensive initial programme with the benefit of ongoing support from trained volunteer mentors. Our collaborative endeavour reaped rewards and what we hope will continue to be longer term relationships between mentees, mentors and the REEP Team. Motiv8-SW have ‘gone the extra mile’ and continue to do so; every young person and mentor knows that help is at hand.
To reward their fabulous efforts and celebrate their achievements, the young people and their mentors were promised, at the outset, a ticket to attend a RWC 2015 match at Sandy Park courtesy of the RWC 2015 Legacy Fund. Last week the young people began their World Cup Match day celebrations with a pre-match lunch and catch-up meeting in Dart’s Farm Estuary Room, this was kindly sponsored by Midas and Darts Farm. They then headed off to the Tonga v Namibia RWC 2015 match at Sandy Park. Aaron and Dan had indeed picked the winners!
In order to continue this immensely successful initiative we have launched a new charity BEEP (Business Empowering Employment Programme) and we are looking for businesses to get involved. If you would like to find out more visit www.beep-uk.org or please contact Sandra Sampson of Motiv-8SW on 01392 873939.