I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do
Leonardo da Vinci
We work in local wards where there are above average levels of unemployment.
The number of children on free school meals in these areas is increasing.
Croydon has the highest population of 0-16 year olds in London. By engaging young people through activities at Croydon Children’s University, we are confident we can go on to engage their families and improve life-chances.
For our ROUTES programme:
Local employers tell us that many young people in the borough do not have the skills and aspirations they ask of their employees.
The CBI campaign – Ambition for All in Schools – asks for “A new commitment from business and community organisations to support schools by providing role models, advice and experience”.
The Ofsted report – Going in the Right Direction? Careers Guidance in Schools from September 2012 – says “employer networks are not taking enough initiative in making links with schools.”
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