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19th Jan 2016

Adviza is offering Berkshire Heads the opportunity to have its innovative Energise programme in their school. The charity has received funding to run the programme, which supports vulnerable 14 and 15 year olds, for a further three years.

Staff from Berkshire schools can find out all about the programme at an event being held at Adviza’s Support Centre in Ocean House, Bracknell on Monday 8th February from 3-4pm. It will be an opportunity to talk to staff and young people who have been involved in the project, hear what made Energise a success and get details of the Energise II offer.

The original Energise programme was a DWP pilot project, funded by social investors. Delivered by Adviza for three years, it supported 1778 young people through over 20,000 interventions and achieved more than 3300 positive outcomes including improvements to attitude, behaviour and attendance in education, leading to better GCSE results. The delivery model is geared to seeing a lasting social impact such as helping reduce the numbers of young people becoming NEET.

Feedback from pupils and schools has been positive: 

“After taking part in Energise I feel much more happier in myself, it has improved my home life and I’m doing better in school.” (young person)

“An amazing project which has really enabled pupils to develop independently from school, with some amazing staff who give continuous support.”
(Head Teacher)

Although the cost of the programme is £1250 per head, due to successful grant funding Adviza is able to offer Energise II at a greatly reduced cost to schools of just £250 per individual.  This provides each young person with support over a three to five month period through a variety of activities, including one to one engagements from a qualified adviser, residentials during school holidays, activity days, work placements and the additional benefit of volunteer mentors.  This project is for pupils in years 9, 10 and 11. 

Any schools interested in attending the event or wanting more information about the programme should contact Lee Teideman, Delivery Manager on 077477 60882 or email: leeteideman@adviza.org.uk

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