On Monday 20th June 2022, Streatham Youth and Community Trust was selected as a showcase of good practice in our employment support services to young people. A delegation from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) visited us to see how we work with young people. They are conducting research as part of an international comparative study focused on educational policies and measures to promote the social and educational inclusion of three minority groups: children living in poverty, children from ethnic minorities and children with SENDs.
They chose to visit SYCT as a case study because Streatham is a very multi-ethnic area and has some of the highest rates of child poverty in the UK, and also because they are impressed by the success of reducing the achievement and social gap in Lambeth. Rose Hayles, Youth Hub Manager is currently delivering a bespoke and intensive 12 week project with ten young people. As well as getting ID such as a passport or provisional drivers licence and opening a bank account, participants will also take part in educational and vocational training and have access to intensive driving lessons. Rose said ‘all of the project participants are totally committed to turning their lives around and have embraced the opportunity to learn new skills and be ready to move into work’.
For more information about the Youth Hub, that helps 16 – 30 year olds into education, training or employment email firstname.lastname@example.org