Foyer Futures

Opportunities for achieving potential

We work with young people of secondary school age  who are facing difficulties in their lives and have become disengaged from education (or perhaps statutory services), those who  have either been excluded or at risk of exclusion, those who are disengaged and have low attendance, those who are not attaining anticipated potential and those who are not in training or employment.

Our service is guided by the belief that it is a person’s unique strengths and capabilities that will determine their journey as well as define who they are – not their limitations.

The young people participating in Foyer Futures will rediscover lost aspirations and develop new ones. They will be able to decide the changes they want to make in their lives to reach their goals.  They will decide what support they require and which activities will help them achieve this.

We offer young people Skills, Resources and Opportunities to take the next steps in their learning journey. As a result they often return to formal education or improve their current attainment level, achieving more formal qualifications.

Effective change is a collaborative, inclusive and participatory process and to this end we work in close partnership  with Aberdeen City Council, families and key individuals to  engage with young people on a 1:1 basis, through group work and supported work experience opportunities.

We focus on strengths not labels, creating hope and optimism.

Our approach is needs-led, building a bespoke and individual service around the needs and aspirations of each individual in a safe and welcoming environment.  We use practical engagement tools; working one to one with young people, collaborating with families and schools, taking time to listen, building relationships, encouraging re-engagement, increasing attendance and maximising training opportunities. 

Activity Agreements

Activity Agreements are an opportunity for young people aged 16-19 who have left formal education and are furthest from learning or employment.

Young people interested in Activity Agreements can self refer or be referred by a support organisation but they must register with the Activity Agreements team at Aberdeen City Council and be referred officially to the Foyer.  

Participation on an Activity Agreement is voluntary and can attract funding of up to £30.00 per week. This would be discussed with the young person during registration with the Activity Agreements worker at Aberdeen City Council.   

There is no set programme as an Activity Agreement is a bespoke package put together for an individual with their agreement.

CONTACT

Kathleen Singer - 01224 212924 or email kathleens@aberdeenfoyer.com