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|My Charity Page Reference||MCP-001827|
|Charity Name||Young Potential|
|Charity Description||Young Potential is an East Midlands based charity that works with young people in difficult situations making sure that young people who grow up facing poverty, poor living conditions, neglect, abuse and insecurity can still get the best of chances to get an education and a job. We do this so that they can have a better future and not rely on crime and drugs in order to survive as adults.
We work directly with young people, but we also work with adults who they come into contact with, including their families, professional workers and other people who live in their local communities, because these are the people who can make or break the life chances of these vulnerable young people.
We centre our work around developing emotional resilience, helping people to understand and then cope better with the way that they feel about the situations that they find themselves in. Then we work on developing empathy, understanding and a sense of responsibility so people start to see that what they do affects others, and in turn, affects the way others see them.
We find that once the young people start to feel better about themselves, they start to treat other people better, then start to care about the people and places around them, and before long they are wanting to get back to school, 'sort themselves out' and look forward to the sort of future that everyone would wish for our children.
A good number of the young people that we work with go on to become volunteers in their own communities, giving up a considerable amount of their own free time to help make life better for others.
We are proud to be an organisation that believes in young people and in their future
We have been a Registered Charity since 2001, our number is 1087787
Our job is ......
To improve the opportunities of all young people, but in particular those who are involved with crime, have problems relating to drug, solvent or alcohol abuse or related issues or who are excluded from school or other circumstances.
We provide a range of activities and services that provide intensive, realistic and consistent guidance and support to young people aged 13 and over, whose lives are seriously affected by crime, violence, poverty or neglect.
We specialise in a unique set of intensive behavioural management interventions which we deliver in both school and community settings, working directly with young people, their families, carers and professional workers.