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Closed 11/07/2019

raised of £500 target by 17 supporters

    Weʼve raised £500 to help Springboard run a special alumni programme for recently arrived refugee young people

    Funded on Thursday, 11th July 2019

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    Young people who have made the difficult journey to the UK face many challenges common to starting a life somewhere new.

    These young people face barriers to progression - most notably within the education system. They are required to enroll in school immediately, often with little to no English language skills or support to prepare them for this experience. This is made worse by recent budget cuts that have slashed funding for tailored classroom assistance.

    This is where Springboard Youth Academy comes in: they bridge the gap to provide the necessary support that is lacking in the mainstream school system. Springboard does this through an innovative and exiting summer programme for young asylum-seekers and refugees who have recently arrived in the UK, with three key features:

    - Experiential Learning: Workshop-style teaching to rehearse for life (incorporating drama and arts).

    - Life Skills: From navigating Transport for London, to sexual health literacy, to understanding their legal rights.

    - Holistic Support: Mental health counselling, legal advocacy to help them access services, mentoring, and sports/field trips.

    This summer, Springboard will be hosting a programme tailored for alumni. Graduates of Springboard have often come back to serve as ambassadors - assisting the new participants in their journeys. Springboard staff are excited to be able to deliver a week of activities and learning for the young people who have given back to the programme over the last few years - and provide an opportunity for them to get together again.

    There is no donation too small!



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      • Steve


        May 19, 2019

        Good luck guys, hope all the Ireland training pays off


      • James Snowdon

        James Snowdon

        May 18, 2019

        Let’s av it!!!


      • Pesto rice

        Pesto rice

        May 17, 2019

        Looks are slayed henny!


      • Scott and Deb

        Scott and Deb

        May 16, 2019

        very proud of your efforts! Love you both!


      • Lindsey Townsley

        Lindsey Townsley

        May 16, 2019

        Good luck, guys!! We’re so proud of you for running and for helping a great cause! We will be cheering you on from across the pond! Xoxo, Joe & Linds

      • Camille


        May 15, 2019

        y'all are deep wells of empathy and love for others and I see it!


      • Anonymous


        Apr 6, 2019


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