We understand the complex psychology of facilitating progressive change in young people. Add into the mix adverse childhood experiences and circumstances such as exploitation, harmful behaviours or negative social surroundings and the process becomes even more complex.
In order to help facilitate this change, we assess and implement intervention work in a structured, evidenced capacity, using our Impact Framework; an intervention model built around an assessment scale and 4 areas of personal development, which we deliver through a number of techniques and methods to increase positive outcomes.
OUR FOUR FOCUS AREAS ARE:
'Knowing yourself is beginning of all wisdom' - Aristotle
Working out who you are, deciding what sort of person you want to be and then working on becoming that person.
We help young people to figure out their identity and how to build on that based on who they want to be.
We believe this is a fundamental aspect of personal development and that all young people need to be at the centre of building a plan to create change in their own lives.
'Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom' - George Washington Carver
Knowing who you want to be, and having the knowledge required to become that person are two very different things.
We build on an individual’s 'want’ to change by providing an education on ‘how’ to do it.
Mentoring from a place of lived experience paired with strong academic understanding of youth development and desistance we help to equip our young people with the knowledge and education needed to facilitate positive change in their lives and the lives of those in their communities.
'Health is the greatest possession' - Lao Tzu
We know that physical and mental health issues can be aggravating factors in many harmful behaviours in young people.
We focus intensely on improving both the physical and mental wellbeing of our young people; through sports, activities and education on fitness, nutrition and mental health.
We aim to build resilience, improve physical and mental wellbeing and develop healthy coping mechanisms whilst closely with our young people to help them realise and actualise a happier, healthier version of themselves.
‘Luck is when preparation meets opportunity’ - Seneca
We understand that potential on its own means nothing.
Many extremely talented young people miss their chance at achievement due to not having the right opportunity in front of them or not being ready when the opportunity arises.
At stronger people we work tirelessly to both prepare young people for the time when opportunity knocks; and to create opportunities for those that are ready for them.
We have links at all levels of education and employment that enable us to put our young people in front of the right opportunities, at the right time.