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Our programmes

Programme Objectives

Our structured programme is delivered in schools and colleges by our trained Envision staff. Each team of young people is partnered with a group of mentors who support them to  design, develop, and deliver an in-school youth social action project that will make a positive change in their school or college.

By the end of our programme, young people will have:

Secondary Programme (Year 9/10)

Our 12-week, secondary programme supports Year 9-10 young people to develop their essential skills. We run two cohorts per year: the Autumn cohort runs from October-January; the Spring cohort runs from February- May. Schools can register 12 young people per cohort (24 young people per year).

Structure:
Weekly in-school sessions are facilitated by an Envision Programme Coordinator. Young people work in teams to design, develop, and deliver a social action project that makes a positive change in their school community.

At mentoring sessions, our Programme Coordinators facilitate sessions in the workplace at a local partner business to allow young people to work with mentors to develop their skills, confidence, and raise their aspirations. There are 4 mentor engagements throughout the programme.

Young people take part in two progressively demanding ‘milestones’: the Pitch, where they present their initial ideas for their project to mentors and peers and gain feedback; and the Final Presentation, where they showcase their skills development and project achievements to their peers, mentors, and a panel of judges. This is an opportunity to celebrate and reflect on their successes, and for the winning team to walk away with the Envision trophy!

Our 20-week, post-16 programme supports Year 12 pupils or those in their first year of post-16 education to develop their essential skills. The programme runs from November – May. Institutions can register 18 young people to take part in the programme.

Structure:
Weekly in-school sessions are facilitated by an Envision Programme Coordinator. Young people work in teams to design, develop, and deliver a social action project that makes a positive change in their sixth form or college community. 

At mentoring sessions, Programme Coordinators facilitate sessions in the workplace at a local partner business to allow young people to work with mentors to develop their skills, confidence, and raise their aspirations.  There are 5 mentor engagements throughout the programme. 

Young people take part in two progressively demanding ‘milestones’: the Pitch, where they present their initial ideas for their project to mentors and peers and gain feedback; and the Final Presentation, where they showcase their skills development and project achievements to their peers, mentors, and a panel of judges. This is an opportunity to celebrate and reflect on their successes, and for the winning team to walk away with the Envision trophy!

In our Teacher Led programme, we work with teams within the same year group from schools across a Multi-Academy Trust to design, develop, and deliver in-school social action projects. The programme runs across 12-weeks and is designed to promote cross-school collaboration. Each school can register up to 12 young people to be a part of a team.

Envision hosts three cross-school events: the Launch at the beginning; the Pitching Challenge in the middle; and the Final Presentation at the end. School staff support teams to complete the project by running weekly sessions in-school.

Structure:
The programme begins with a cross- school Launch Event, where teams from each school will come together to learn about the programme and decide which topic or issue they wish to address.

Back in school, they will continue designing their project and prepare for the Pitching Challenge, where they will pitch their plans to a panel of judges to gain seed funding to develop their projects and make a real impact in their schools.

At the end of the programme, schools come back together for the Final Presentation, where teams showcase their achievements to a panel of judges and compete to be crowned the Envision Winners!

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