“One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean.
Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?” The youth replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.”
“Son”, the man said, “Don’t you realise there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish?” You can’t make a difference!”
After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, he said,
“I made a difference for that one.” ~ Loren Eisley
LookwideUK exists to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to achieve their full potential.
In the first 10 years LookwideUK worked with approximately 1500 young people, and we want to make a difference for more youngsters in Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland. We reach out to individuals that struggle to flourish in mainstream provision, whether that be school, youth clubs or training.
LookwideUK believe in life-long learning, and we do our best to make learning fun. We design 'development programmes', not one-off ‘quick fixes’, to meet the needs and interests of the young people involved. Sometimes young people are supported for a term, two terms, a year, or occasionally, even longer. We do our best to support them on their journey, however long it takes.
It costs LookwideUK approximately £500 to support one young person.
Join our Starfish Club and help us make a difference!
LookwideUK’s Starfish Club is an opportunity for individuals and local businesses to support our work with young people. For an annual donation of £500 or a monthly £40 payment you will receive:
• A newsletter three times a year to tell you about our work with young people, and regular news bulletins by email to keep you up to date with what’s happening
• Invitations to our ‘celebration events’ - a chance to meet some of our young people, find out what they’ve been doing and to help them celebrate their achievements
• Your support acknowledged on our website
• A framed certificate to thank you for your support
Perhaps you could join together with friends, family or colleagues to fund a starfish?
To empower a young person to fulfil their potential simply contact us today and we’ll organise it from there.