Inspire to Achieve

Published in Newport Matters - January 2020

Inspire to Achieve aims to engage with nearly 4,000 young people who are not progressing into employment, education or training in south-east Wales.

It works to reduce and prevent early school and college leaving as well as providing other ways into education and training.

The team can help young people through any difficulty that mayput them at risk of dropping out of school or college or being withdrawn from a course.

This can include academic support; study skills; dealing with stress and anxiety or financial advice.

Benefits of the scheme also include improved health and well-being of young people alongside instilling a work ethic and higher aspirations.

Newport City Council is leading and managing the project on behalf of four councils, Careers Wales and two further education colleges. Funding for the three year Inspire to Achieve programme comes from the European Social Fund.