Croydon Schools Engagement programme Supporting vulnerable young people in Croydon, aged 14-18 The Croydon Schools Engagement programme is starting in September 2022, for a minimum of three years. The programme will support vulnerable young people aged 14-18 in schools in Croydon who are at risk of exclusion, expulsion, social isolation or already in alternative education. Each young person supported will be referred onto a bespoke programme of Skills, Employment, Development and Health & Wellbeing in conjunction with our partner charity, Legacy Youth Zone. To complement the above support, young people will be mentored throughout the programme, to help them thrive & have positive futures. A skilled Engagement Officer (post in recruitment stage) and dedicated youth workers will work with young people to develop skills, confidence and ambition to further build on their skill base, and help them access volunteering or mentoring opportunities, become a mentor themselves, secure employment and so forth. This programme will run for a minimum of three years and is aiming to support up to 728 young people in Croydon. If you would like to find out more about the programme, please get in touch with the team via [email protected] or 020 8660 1461.