Talking about tomorrow


I can’t see my young person in a job. What else is there?

First, don’t reject the idea completely. A lot can change – what you see at age 16 may not be what someone will be capable of at 25. Finding activities that develop their skills, interests and abilities can be steps on a journey that could lead into work further down the line.

Read more about the possibilities in the Learning Opportunities and Getting a Job sections.

Activities don’t have to be paid to be meaningful. Volunteering opportunities can start from as little as half an hour at a time and still give someone the chance to learn useful skills and meet a range of people.

The most important thing is that young people don’t become isolated, and have the chance to keep on growing and developing.