Get Ahead Youth - Profile/Page Application Form
Here at Get Ahead Youth, we work actively to inform young people of all the options available to help them succeed in life. This includes inspiring future generations and connecting them with people and organisations that can help them get ahead.
If you have come from a disadvantaged background, been at risk of social exclusion, or have previously been socially excluded, you can use your profile to share your success story and inspire young people.
If you have experience working with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, those who are at risk of social exclusion, or those who have been socially excluded, you can use your page to reach and inspire more young people whilst showcasing your work. Organisations can also view your page and contact you in relation to any future job opportunities they may have with young people.
Please note you must be aged 18+ to complete the following application form and be considered for a profile or page.
*A disadvantaged background - Children are considered to be from a disadvantaged background in comparison to others because of low family income, if they are eligible for free school meals, have little or no family support, if they are looked after children or those who have previously looked after by the state, but are now adopted or are subject to a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order, or have had lots of school moves all of which have been proven to have a negative impact on progress and attainment when compared to others.
*Social exclusion - Being socially excluded is to be excluded from society, or parts of society, as a result of one or more of the following factors: unemployment; financial hardship; youth or old age; ill health (physical or mental); substance abuse or dependency including alcohol and drugs; discrimination on the grounds of sex, race, disability, ethnic origin, religion, belief, creed, sexual orientation or gender reassignment; poor educational or skills attainment; relationship and family breakdown; poor housing (that is housing that does not meet basic habitable standards); crime (either as a victim of a crime or as an offender rehabilitating into society).
“A role model in the flesh provides more than inspiration; his or her very existence is confirmation of possibilities one may have every reason to doubt, saying, 'Yes, someone like me can do this.” - Sonia Sotomayor