We're really excited to introduce our new partner charity and the wonderful things they do.
Step forward...Drive Forward Foundation.
Drive Forward were set up with the aim of making a difference in the lives of young care leavers. Regardless of background and circumstances, they’re here to help them make some momentum, find their way in the world and realise their individual potential.
There are over 83,000 children in care in the UK, with 10,000 aged 16-18 branching out on their own in 2013. Drive Forward are determined to make sure that they have the support and help they need to stand confidently on their own two feet and not be thwarted by low expectations of what they can actually achieve.
Drive Forward began their great work in 2010 and haven’t looked back since; inspiring, motivating and supporting hundreds of young care leavers as they make their momentum.
Where do Pod come in?
In the short time we've been working together we've already worked on some exciting projects:
- HR 'speed dating' events - helping their clients practice for interviews
- facilitating training and coaching to help their clients find work
- speaking at one of their events about apprencticeships
- we ran an assessment centre with some talented youngsters put forward by Drive Forward and hired someone fantastic into the Podsquad!
We have many more exciting plans for the future involving joint ventures and fundraising activities. We'll keep you posted with how things progress and more of the great things this charity does to help young people.
To find out more about Drive Forward and the work they do, you can visit their website at http://www.driveforwardfoundation.com.