Envision enriches education by enabling young people, particularly from disadvantaged backgrounds, to develop the confidence and skills they need to succeed in life by empowering them to tackle real-life social problems within their local communities.
We deliver our structured Community-Apprentice programmes in schools as an extra-curricular activity. This enables us to work with teachers to identify those pupils who are most in need of support, and those who would not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in such activities. We bring young people and corporate volunteers, who want to make a difference using their skills and experience, together in their workplace to develop employability skills whilst tackling local issues affecting communities across the country.
We specialise in using social action as a vehicle for development. This means that as well as preparing young people with the skills for work, we are also developing a generation of change-makers willing and able to build a better society for us all. Many young people from disadvantaged backgrounds experience social problems first-hand and are therefore more motivated to change them. The issues our young people choose to tackle range from mental health, knife crime, helping refugees, sexual harassment and homelessness - their ideas are endless!
We work predominantly in inner-city schools in three major cities - Bristol, Birmingham and London - with 14-15 year old's (Key Stage 4) and 16-17 year old's (Key Stage 5). We have also just launched a brand new programme in six Co-op Academies in Manchester and Leeds which will rise to 10 schools in the next academic year.
Envision’s Tri-City Cycling Challenge 2019: Friday 14th - Sunday 16th June
Our 250 mile Tri-City Cycling Challenge will connect our three regions and take 30 or so riders through nine different English counties!
Envision and our cyclists will be grateful to receive donations of any size. We aim to create places for even more young people to benefit from our Community-Apprentice programmes. Every £1,000 we raise enables us to offer this life-changing opportunity to two more deserving young people. Since launching the Tri-City Cycling Challenge two years ago we have raised over £100,000 for each event and we'd love to get close to this target again. All of our riders have committed to raise at least £1,000 and so they will be extremely grateful for every penny of support you can offer.
Help us to create an even stronger army of Community-Apprentices that have the character, confidence and skills they need to succeed in life.
You can discover much more about Envision at www.envision.org.uk.