Amaze secures grant from the Youth Futures Foundation and Children in Need!

Amaze is delighted to announce that it has been successful in securing £79,676 from BBC Children In Need and the Youth Futures Foundation for work to inspire and guide young people with SEND into education, employment and training.

This grant is very timely because we know young people with SEND are struggling now more than ever to think about their future, whilst dealing with the challenges thrown up by Covid-19.

Reduced apprenticeship, supported internship and employment opportunities means young people with SEND are even more disadvantaged than their peers and the number of young people with SEND who are not in education, employment and training is increasing nationally.

The return to school and college in September went well for some young people with SEND but continues to be very difficult for others. Having to also think about the future is a huge challenge for many young people and they will need support to consider careers and how to plan their next steps.

Our project will offer young people a bespoke package of support aimed at improving aspirations and confidence. This will help them plan for their future including 1:1 information, advice and guidance sessions, workshops, work skills training sessions and accessible information resources with up to date information on education, employment and training options.

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