For some young people, the fear of groups and the buzzing of crowds is a very daunting prospect, but, whatever the reason for not wanting to enter future education, training and employment, regardless of ability or needs, we recognise that the journey has not been an easy one.
This is where XLR8 from Innovate could help. XLR8 are small groups of +16 learners who wish to advance to college or better their grades after leaving full-time education or better their chances of finding work.
Each group, which we call pods, has only four members, all with similar personalities and abilities. Each pod is delivered 6 hours per week of English and Maths, with an additional chance of IT and reading skills by one of our fully qualified teachers.
Each pod will also spend 14 hours per week with one or more of Innovate Progressive mentors engaging in group volunteering projects, S.T.E.M. projects, group activities and work experience placements, or placement at one of our partner projects producing music and art.