Resurgo’s award-winning Spear programme launched in London 15 years ago and is impacting the lives of hundreds of young people every year across eight London centres.
Working in Partnership with Resurgo and St Peter’s Brighton, we launched Spear Brighton in 2018, adopting the highly effective coaching model to help transform the lives of young people in our city.
Intergenerational poverty creates a cycle of unemployment and under achievement through lack of opportunities, support structures and self-belief (Source: UK Government Index of Multiple Deprivation.)
In fact, our city is in the top five reported areas in England with greatest skills’ gaps (Brighton & Hove City Council, 2016). Improving understanding of the working world, working attitudes and motivation appears equally as important as providing the required skills and educational achievements.
It reported that 62% of 16 year olds going into work in Brighton and Hove were poorly or very poorly prepared v.s. the national average of 36%.
Steve Tennant, Vicar at St Cuthman’s Church, Whitehawk and Spear Brighton Trustee.