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HELPING YOUNG ADULTS SUCCEED

i2Gether helps young adults develop the skills they need to build an independent future

i2gether

i2Gether focuses on young adults between the ages of 16-25 years old. Our model is to inspire them to become part of regular life by providing pathways to skills development. Many of these skills we take for granted, as we learn them passively, over time and subconsciously from parents, family members, teachers, other adults and sometimes our peers.

In many young adults, particularly care leavers, these role models don’t exist, and they miss out on the lessons and quality time needed to develop these skills.

We want to help this mis-understood group build brighter futures by helping them develop the soft and hard (work-based) skills needed to succeed in their work and personal lives.

Our Goal

Our annual fundraising target is £200,000.

This will provide funds to support many young adults identify, learn and develop their skills and build a brighter, independent future. Our approach is to provide stability, both financially and emotionally to young adults as they enter and build their life. We work with partners to deliver the experiences and support we believe will benefit the young adults.

Our goal is also to engage fully with the corporate world.

We want to build a corporate network that is ambitious, passionate and shares our vision that brighter futures are built through skills development.

Why Does it Matter?

Sadly, the problems young adults are facing appear to be growing. Unemployment, poverty, home ownership and health, both physical and emotional, are amongst the top issues causing harm to young adults.

Levels of stress among young adults continue to be high with some 60% claiming the pressure to succeed has left them unable to cope. The same level report stress from the fear of making mistakes. This matters as young people in the UK are more likely to report mental health problems than other age groups. Moreover, 75% of all mental health problems are established by the age of 24.

i2Gether believes that providing skills, backed up by the right experience and support is a way that young adults can learn to navigate the pressures of life. We believe bringing together outward-bound activities, workplace experiences with guidance and mentoring we believe is the best combination to achieve sustainable independence – the ultimate measure of success for i2Gether.

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