What we've been up to this month:

As part of our employability programme to support young people back into work, they must devise and deliver a social action event that will positively impact people from the local community. It was just such an event that helped Kaleb shine and realise his worth.

When Kaleb (pictured in the hat) joined the Get Fit 4 Employment Programme, he was withdrawn, very quiet, and wasn’t really engaging with the programme. He had come from a challenging background and lacked the confidence to communicate with his peers.

Through continuous wrap around support and encouragement from his tutors, Kaleb slowly began to come out of his shell and to the surprise of the tutors put himself forward to manage a football team for the group’s social action event; a community football tournament for refugees recently settled in Birmingham.

During the event, his peers and tutors saw a completely different side to Kaleb. He displayed skills that he had learnt through the programme and Sports Leadership Qualification he had gained.

“It takes a while for me to get used to new people and surroundings. I’m so thankful that the tutors stuck by me, cared about me, and helped me through the programme. It really helped to boost my confidence. I’m glad that I was able to take part in the social action event, and gain experiences that will help me in the future.”

Kaleb is now receiving one to one mentoring support and has a job interview lined up in the coming week. Good Luck Kaleb!