Acknowledging Youths has A VISION, a vision to harness unlimited talent found in the youths of today
Our vision is to see all young people given a chance to be educated, to learn, to be guided along a career path and to work. To provide that opportunity for all and in particular those from disadvantaged backgrounds, NEET and BME groups
Acknowledging Youths objective is to raise young people’s aspirations as well as making a positive contribution to developing their opportunity to succeed and the lives of young adults primarily to those who come from a disadvantaged background
We want to see a positive socioeconomic impact on the communities we work in, allowing young people to break the cycles of poverty and social exclusion by understanding what causes them and what they can do to change it.
We firmly believe students are best served by activity-based learning, applying and practising skills, reinforced by guided reflection rather than through introducing external assessment and grading for the purposes of headline performance measures.
We believe we can challenge companies across the UK by shining a light on employers that are working ethically and are addressing the systemic racial inequalities within hiring and promotion practices.
We look to bridge the gap between ethical companies with strong corporate responsibility concerns and young people and adults from disadvantaged backgrounds who without positive direction will remain out of work and vulnerable to those who seek to disable a positive society.
In being a resource for information, providing individually relevant training and one on one mentoring, we empower this next generation of workers to overcome the barriers that they face in finding and staying in employment.
Alongside offering hard skills and development opportunities, we are delivering activities that recognise and attending to the improvement of inner well-being and mental health.
We deliver online and classroom-based training, workshops and one on one mentoring in unique learning environments to help young people and adults seek out a career path and to find meaningful work.
We provide workshops and classes to develop skills such as CV writing and interview techniques alongside social, music and educational projects to raise aspirations and identify and develop individual opportunities to succeed.
We are adaptable. In the wake of Covid-19, we will be providing specialist focus on money management, furloughed workers and redundancies due to the pandemic. As well as inner well-being and mental health.
We offer opportunities to volunteer with us for work experience and establish relationships with ethical companies with strong corporate responsibility, with the prospect of taking up employment.
We have a partnership and are registered with ASDAN, an established charitable organization with awarding body status that provides courses, training and apprenticeships programmes.
We aim to continue work closely with London trusts and the DWP to deliver education and training that actively gets people into work.
We have established particularly strong working relationships through successful long-term projects with Westminster, Tower Hamlets and Southwark boroughs.
We focus on improving career aspirations and encourage participation in activities which improve connectedness, wellbeing, and identification of opportunities for the purpose of building a stronger and more engaged working genera
OUTCOMES TO ACHIEVE
To see all young people given a chance to be educated, to learn, to be guided along a career path and to find meaningful work.
To raise young people’s aspirations as well as making a positive contribution to their developing the opportunity to succeed
To bridge the gap between ethical companies with strong corporate responsibility concerns and young people and adults from disadvantaged backgrounds who without positive direction will remain out of work and vulnerable to those who seek to disable a positive society
To help young people and adults seek out a career path and to find meaningful work.
To raise aspirations and identify and develop individual opportunities to succeed
To build a stronger and more engaged working generation
To have a positive socioeconomic impact on the communities we work in, allowing young people to break the cycles of poverty and social exclusion
To challenge companies across the UK and are addressing the systemic racial inequalities within hiring and promotion practices.
To empower this next generation of workers to overcome the barriers that they face in finding and staying in employment.
WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THESE OUTCOMES
To provide that opportunity for all and in particular those from disadvantaged backgrounds, NEET and BME groups
WHERE THE BENEFITS EXTEND TO
We want to see a positive socioeconomic impact on the communities we work in, allowing young people to break the cycles of poverty and social exclusion
The law has changed around how organisations communicate with and store data about you (GDPR).
Your email address is currently on our marketing, AY Group support list because we’ve either worked with you, or you’ve shown an interest in our Services in the past.
We want to make sure we stay legally compliant, but more importantly, we don’t want to be a pest and make sure we are only contacting people who are happy to hear from us.
So we hope you don’t mind us asking, but…
Are you happy for us to carry on sending you emails about AY Group?
You’ll be able to unsubscribe or change your contact preferences at any time.
If you do nothing, you will no longer receive AY Group Support/Marketing (new AY Group products/offers/discounts info) emails after 25th May 2018.
We thank you for your interest in the past – and look forward to the opportunity to work with you again in the future.
Your privacy and data is of the utmost importance to us and we will never share it with anyone else, or use it for any other purpose.
Our target groups we aim to give opportunities to are:
1. Young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET)
2. Elderly people that are isolated
3. Local Authority care leavers
4. Those with a disability or health problem including mental health
5. People struggling with English
6. Customers in our most deprived wards
8. People with a history of homelessness, drug or alcohol dependency
9. Focus on the transition to work and overcoming practical barriers
10. Lone parents and careers
11. Individuals that are getting low income that are in poor financial condition that are looking for living wage.
THE FUNDRAISING PROMISE
This promise outlines the commitment made to donors and the public by fundraising organisations which register with the Fundraising Regulator.
Those who register with the regulator agree to ensure their fundraising is legal, open, honest and respectful.
The standards for fundraising are set out in the Code of Fundraising Practice.
WE WILL COMMIT TO HIGH STANDARDS
We will adhere to the Code of Fundraising Practice.
We will monitor fundraisers, volunteers and third parties working with us to raise funds, to ensure that they comply with the Code of Fundraising Practice and with this Promise.
We will comply with the law as it applies to charities and fundraising.
We will display the Fundraising Regulator badge on our fundraising material to show we are committed to good practice.
WE WILL BE CLEAR, HONEST & OPEN
We will tell the truth and we will not exaggerate.
We will do what we say we are going to do with donations we receive.
We will be clear about who we are and what we do.
We will give a clear explanation of how you can make a gift and change a regular donation.
Where we ask a third party to fundraise on our behalf, we will make this relationship and the financial arrangement transparent.
We will be able to explain our fundraising costs and show how they are in the best interests of our cause if challenged.
We will ensure our complaints process is clear and easily accessible.
We will provide clear and evidence based reasons for our decisions on complaints.
WE WILL BE RESPECTFUL
We will respect your rights and privacy.
We will not put undue pressure on you to make a gift. If you do not want to give or wish to cease giving, we will respect your decision.
We will have a procedure for dealing with people in vulnerable circumstances and it will be available on request.
Where the law requires, we will get your consent before we contact you to fundraise.
If you tell us that you don’t want us to contact you in a particular way we will not do so.
We will work with the Telephone, Mail and Fundraising Preference Services to ensure that those who choose not to receive specific types of communication don’t have to.
WE WILL BE FAIR & REASONABLE
We will treat donors and the public fairly, showing sensitivity and adapting our approach depending on your needs.
We will take care not to use any images or words that intentionally cause distress or anxiety.
We will take care not to cause nuisance or disruption to the public.
WE WILL BE ACCOUNTABLE & RESPONSIBLE
We will manage our resources responsibly and consider the impact of our fundraising on our donors, supporters and the wider public.
If you are unhappy with anything we’ve done whilst fundraising, you can contact us to make a complaint.
We will listen to feedback and respond appropriately to compliments and criticism we receive.
We will have a complaints procedure, a copy of which will be available on our website or available on request.
Our complaints procedure will let you know how to contact the Fundraising Regulator in the event that you feel our response is unsatisfactory.
We will monitor and record the number of complaints we receive each year and share this data with the Fundraising Regulator on request.
FUNDRAISING CODE OF PRACTICE - 01.10.2019
ATTENTION: THIS IS ONLY A BRIEF SNAPSHOT FROM THE FULL FUNDRAISERS CODE OF PRACTICE, TO HIGHLIGHT ITEMS THAT MAYBE REVELANT TO AYGROUP. IN ALL INSTANCES YOU MUST CONSULT THE ORIGINAL CODE FOR FULL CLARIFICATION IN ALL FUNDRAISING MATTERS.