“The Gifted has helped me believe in myself and given me support I can’t get elsewhere.”

J, 17

Since 2013 we’ve been supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged young people to unlock their potential, build confidence and skills, raise aspirations and self-belief using interactive workshops, technology and podcasting.

We focus on children and young people who are affected by disadvantage including those in care, leaving care or custody, at risk of exclusion, young parents, survivors and those experiencing domestic abuse or sexual exploitation and those at risk of offending, exclusion or sexual exploitation.

We deliver our exciting and unique range of programmes in schools, colleges, alternative education settings and community settings and anywhere else that needs us!

Our projects and approach helps children and young people develop key skills that they will need for the future:

  • Problem solving
  • Aiming high
  • Leadership
  • Team working
  • Presentation skills and speaking
  • Listening and understanding
  • Being creative
  • Confidence
  • Staying positive