6-month support programme from Key4Life

Posted on: 09/12/2020 in Community , Resources , Training , COVID-19 Updates
Key4Life is a crime prevention charity that works with young men in prison, those at risk of going to prison and those caught up in knife crime in London and the South West. Key4Life’s mission is to break the cycle of reoffending amongst young men who have the highest reoffending rates and lowest chances of securing employment.

Referral Information

Our 2021 Unlocking potential programme for young men aged 18-21, who are currently NEET and at risk of offending, kicks off with registration in Jan 2021.

Key4Life’s model is unique as it focuses first on unlocking the negative behaviours that may lead a young man to re-offend, before instilling new emotional resilience tools and techniques, and thereafter building the employability skills and work experience to secure meaningful employment for the long-term. 73% of participants reported improved emotional resilience and 79% improved their employability skills through the programme. 68% of our last cohorts were in employment by the end of the 6month programme and 82% had not reoffended 6months post programme.

The programme:

We are offering a free 6-month support programme for participants following our award winning 7 step model:

1. UNLOCK: 2-day Emotional Resilience and behavioural coaching workshops using football, Equine facilitated Learning, boxing, music, and group and one-to-one Behavioural coaching sessions

2. MENTOR: Participants are paired with a trained volunteer Mentor.

3. WORK PREPARATION: Workshop on interview techniques. Participants do 3-4 mock interviews at the ‘Meet the Employers’ workshop with employers from different industries.

4. WORK TASTER & FAMILY: Participants complete a 3-day Work Taster with a Key4Life partner organisation. Key4Life’s Family Worker meets participants’ next of kin.

5. EMPLOYMENT & RESIDENTIAL: Participants are supported into employment, education or training. Participants attend a 2-day rural residential trip with activities including horse riding, football, go karting and walking.

6. WORKSHOPS: Participants attend employability and Emotional Resilience workshops. Key4Life Caseworkers call and meet participants weekly.

7. GRADUATION & ONGOING SUPPORT: Participants graduate and join the Alumni Network to receive continued support. Participants can become a Key Mentor to support future Key4Life participants. Key Mentors receive training in Leadership and Coaching, allowing them to work with Key4Life to develop and deliver programmes to future Key4Life participants.

Who we are?

Key4Life is a crime prevention charity that works with young men in prison, those at risk of going to prison and those caught up in knife crime in London and the South West. Key4Life’s mission is to break the cycle of reoffending amongst young men who have the highest reoffending rates and lowest chances of securing employment. Founded in response to the 2011 riots our focus is primarily on young males, as 61% of UK young offenders aged 18-24 return to prison within a year of release, males comprise 95% of the prison population and commit 86% of violent crime, thus our programmes support them to increase personal development and employability skills and reduce the risk of reoffending.

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