Youth Champions Programme – UK

Didcot Train

Empowering young people and improving their life opportunities



Start Year:


Run Time:

3 years

Participant Age:

11-16 years

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What is Co-Funding?

Co-funding with the ALMT allows individuals, other Trusts and Foundations, and Companies to contribute funds directly to individual, vetted and approved, project partnerships. With fifteen years of experience awarding grants and working in partnership with children’s organisations around the world, the ALMT is best placed to support you in your philanthropy.

With strong support and respect from local council, the Police Commissioner and the community, Didcot Train’s Youth Champions Participation Programme, aims to build the confidence and skills of 28 young people each year, empowering them to interact positively with their community and one another.

Building on the success of the pilot in 2018, this project combines participation activities with one to one mentoring and will make the following differences:

– Positive Empowerment: children and young people will develop their self-acceptance and confidence. They will be inspired to identify and pursue their aspirations, recognising their own talents and skills and learning to apply these in everyday situations.
– Positive Relationships: children and young people will understand that positive relationships are based upon an appreciation of equality and mutual respect. They will learn the importance of listening to one another in a non-judgemental manner and of listening and valuing alternative views and opinions.
– Positive Community Networks: children and young people will develop their interest and appreciation of the wider community.

They will access other opportunities and contribute positively to the local social and physical environment.
Increased Employment and Educational Participation: children and young people will access and/or sustain employment and educational opportunities, enhancing their immediate and future prospects of success.

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