Over the past 12 months The Gifted has worked with 1229 children and young people.

37% of the young people we work with have low educational attainment, 35% were not in education, training or employment, 23% had been excluded from school, 21% were in receipt of free school meals, 16% had a mental health issue, 10% were known to be involved in substance misuse.

23 unemployed young people aged 18- 24 have now commenced traineeships, apprenticeships or employment after taking part in our programmes.

As a result of taking part in our programmes:

  • 97% learnt a new a skill
  • 83% felt more confident
  • 74% said their speaking and listening skills had improved
  • 70% were less likely to take part in risk behaviour
  • 55% said that their attitude and/or behaviour had improved