Supporting local children in care

£10,825 has been raised from 88 donors.

Don’t have long? Here are the highlights:

  • The Chrysalis Accelerator Programme supports children in our local boroughs who have a social worker, including those in care.
  • These children are among the most vulnerable in society and have been particularly disadvantaged in recent years, through both the Covid-19 pandemic and the ongoing cost-of-living crisis. This has widened existing gaps between these children and their peers.
  • The programme consists of workshops that support both personal and educational aspirations and attainment, whilst also preparing young people for the world of work.
  • We need your support to be able to allow this valuable work to reach more children in our community and expand our support to primary-aged children in care. This will allow us to make a difference in these children’s lives for longer. This is important because the gaps are formed early.

Want to know a bit more? Read on…

"He really looks forward to the sessions, which have provided him with an invaluable sense of belief in himself." 

Highgate is dedicated to supporting  young people beyond our walls who experience significant disadvantage. In doing so, we can be drivers of genuine, lasting social change. This belief lies at the heart of The Chrysalis Accelerator Programme. This project works with our partner Virtual Schools to support children who have a social worker, including those in care.

Care-experienced children are more likely to come complex domestic situations, have special educational needs, are less likely to do well at all stages at school and are far less likely to go to university or be in stable employment after school. These gaps are established early in life and persist, but these young people can achieve remarkable things with targeted support.

This tailored programme is for children in Year 7-12 from the boroughs of Camden, Haringey, Islington, and for the first time in 2022, Waltham Forest. The project, which consists of eight sessions over the course of the year, aims to build a culture of high aspiration and self-confidence, as well as narrowing the gap in educational attainment between children in care and their peers. It also endeavours to raise their awareness of higher education and prepare them for the world of work.

We need your support to be able to allow this valuable work to reach more children in our community and expand our support to primary-aged children in care. This will allow us to make a difference in these children’s lives for longer. These young people need our support more than ever, having been disproportionately affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and the ongoing cost-of-living crisis. Your support really could alter the course of a young person’s life. Thank you.

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