Celebrating 10 years! And during that time we’ve supported over 1500 young people to achieve their potential, and over half of them have gained qualifications.
For those young people whose support structures are not as effective as they might be, or for whom traditional educational routes have not produced the desired results, life can be particularly challenging. LookwideUK aims to help disaffected and disengaged young people make the most of their lives and identify ways to move forward.
By providing a structured programme of activities, informed by a personal development plan, we help individuals to re-engage with education, training or employment according to their needs and future plans.
To find out more about our first 10 years click here and download it from the link on the right.
Thousands of young people have already turned their lives around after taking part in one of our programmes. Our specialist development tutors have been there and understand. A quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org is all it takes to make that first step to a brighter future.
LookwideUK exists to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to achieve their full potential.
In LookwideUK Scouting takes place when young people, in partnership with adults, work together and:
• Enjoy what they are doing and have fun
• Take part in activities indoors and outdoors
• Learn by doing
• Take responsibility and make choices
• Undertake new and challenging activities
This is the Scout Method, and we use it to provide inclusive opportunities to access challenging and rewarding activity programmes.
We don’t wear badges on our uniform but we do achieve certificates, qualifications and awards.
We don’t ask young people to make a promise but we do ask them to draw up a group agreement that promotes the Values of Scouting:
What have you got to lose?
Adults can get involved too! We are always looking for volunteers that would like to work with young people, so if you have skills to share, or would like to learn new skills please get in touch. We have regular opportunities during the week, evenings and weekends, or you can be an occasional helper when we need extra help on a project.
What people are saying:
N came to LookwideUK as part of the Blyth Community College programme. The focus of this programme was to achieve a Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award in addition to our normal activities.
N Said “Really glad I got picked for the course as I have gained loads of different skills".
LookwideUK Wind Up Announcement
In recent years finding sufficient funding for our work has become increasingly difficult, and it is with regret we have to inform you we now have insufficient funding to be able to carry out our work as we would wish. As a result we will be winding up our operations and closing our doors on 31st July 2016.