Progress and partnerships
Our strategy for the next three years includes a decision to relaunch our intensive residential programme. It feels like the right time to focus on making the biggest impact with communities, bringing people together and creating belonging amongst alienation, resignation and disengagement. We are not simply bringing back an old programme; we are reinventing it and bringing it to life through the strength of our partnerships.
We already have two new partnerships that we’re really excited about; organisations that are helping us shape and design our work in response to young people now. James Clements-Smith at Prevista (specialising in supporting young people into employment) has already commissioned a programme for his own staff and is now becoming a partner in our commitment to delivering transformation in communities. We have started to co-design a programme with Prevista to bring young people together across London to create a Youth Congress. Watch this space for updates.
Joe Russo at Enthusiasm found us through the recent #TakeAStand BBC campaign we ran. We quickly recognised the strength of our shared values and are already talking about bringing together his highly effective youth engagement model with our personal development approach.
New ways of working, new creativity and new partnerships – these have been the themes of the last couple of months. It has made for an inspiring and hopeful foundation to the development of the new strategy and its delivery over the next three years.