Engage, the Foundation’s Social Inclusion Programme, uses the values of rugby to INSPIRE, SUPPORT and EDUCATE young people 10-16 years old who are disengaged from mainstream education and in need of additional support to regain control of their academic pathway.
We understand the school environment isn’t suited to everyone. Many young people experience mental health issues, attainment challenges, behavioural problems and traumas which can affect their education.
Our experienced staff works closely with the referrer, parents and carers to understand the issues a young person faces and develops a progression pathway, specific to the individual, to provide the best support possible.
How does the Engage programme work?
During a maximum of 15 hours per week, young people visit one of our hubs across Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes and Ipswich to take part in a wide range of social and emotional development opportunities alongside physical activities from crazy golf, trampolining and various sports.
Taking participants away from their everyday routine encourages them to see the positives in everyday life whilst improving their confidence, self-esteem and communication skills, giving them the tools they need to break down the barriers they are facing and tackle life’s challenges.
They take part in mindfulness and creative sessions to improve wellbeing, to learn new skills and welcome guest speakers to cover important topics on health, relationships and crime highlighting the dangers and consequences to those at risk of offending.
The programme operates under a high staff to pupil ratio to ensure the young people's needs are met and provides a safe environment allowing them to reach their highest levels of personal achievement and take pride in themselves.
Engage hub locations