The Future Leaders Programme

Course type: 6-month programme

Course title: Future Leaders Programme

Who is this course for? Young People

Location: London

Next intake date: January 2020

Application deadline December 2019


What does this programme involve?

The Future Leaders Programme is a 6-month after-school programme set up to help young people tap-into and develop their leadership skills.  

Through the programme we aim to raise each young person’s career aspirations, develop their confidence, increase resilience and self-motivation and help each young person develop skills and strategies to make consistently positive choices about their future and learn how to positively influence their community.

This unique programme combines one-to-one mentoring with enrichment and skill building sessions. The programme runs from January to July.

More details

The Future Leaders programme funded by Mayor of London, was set up to address a growing need for a leadership programme to support the aspirations, gifts and talents of young boys aged 12-14.

The aim of the programme is to help each young person gain the skills, strategies and support they need to become positive leaders and role models in their school and in their communities.

As part of this programme, each young people will receive workshop days focused on skill-building. These workshops will develop their skills such as coding and entrepreneurship, where they will have a chance to develop computer coding skills and pitch and develop a business idea. 

Each young person will also receive workshop days focused on raising aspirations. This will build an awareness of the academic and career opportunities available to them. During their visits to universities and corporations, they will learn about apprenticeship schemes, school-leaver programmes and they will meet professionals from a range of backgrounds. 

Each young person will meet with their volunteer mentor on a monthly basis. This will help them understand more about their personal strengths, interests and goals; and reflect on the routes that they might take and any improvements they may need to make in order to achieve their aspirations.

What will you get from this programme?

As part of the Bright Ambitions Programme, young people are able to:

  • Gain increased motivation, confidence, and self-belief
  • Set goals with support from their mentor and devise a strategy for achieving each of their goals
  • Continually develop a growth mindset and develop their personal ambitions
  • Learn more about career and academic opportunities available to them including apprenticeships, school-leaver programmes and university programmes
  • Build entrepreneurship & employability skills: Improve their presentation, team working, leadership, and communication skills. 
  • Increase confidence, motivation and resilience and be empowered with the skills needed to achieve their aspirations.

Who should join the Future Leaders Programme?

The Future Leaders Programme has been designed for young people aged 12-14 that are ready to develop, improve and use their leadership skills to make a difference in society. 

The programme has been designed to help young people develop leadership and self-management strategies that are critical in school and in life.

Please note that this programme is currently only open to boys in Years 8 & 9 (aged 12-14) and this is an invitation-only programme. This means that your school must invite you to apply for this programme.

What does this programme include?

The Future Leaders progamme will run from January to July each year. Young people on the Future Leaders Programme will get access to:

  • 6 one-to-one mentoring sessions
  • 4 enrichment workshops and 
  • 6 skill-building workshops including:
  • 1 entrepreneurship & social-action project
  • 1 coding project

Location: All workshops are held in different parts of London with majority of workshops taking place at Crystal Palace FC. 

Fees: There are no fees for young people that have been selected for this programme.

Dates & time: Most one-to-one sessions will take place after-school or at the weekend. There are additional Saturday and half-term skill-building and enrichment sessions that you will need to attend as part of this programme.

Thinking of signing up?

If you’re a young person that has received a letter from your school inviting you to apply this programme, then we will need to meet with you at your school and at one of our information sessions to understand more about your current aspirations, challenges, interests and goals, as well as what you would like to gain from this programme. 

We will also meet with parents and carers to explain more about this programme, how to make the most of the programme and how they can support you while you are on this programme. 

How to apply: This programme has a strict selection criteria and is an invitation-only programme ie. you must be invited by your school to apply to this specific programme. If you have received a letter from us about this programme and would like to apply for this programme, please register your interest here.

 

 

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