Resurgo – Spear Programme

Mission: To impact a generation, helping young people to access opportunities and break the cycle of youth unemployment.

Where they work: UK

Our partnership:  We have supported Resurgo since 2019 with grant funding towards their Spear Programme.

In the UK, young people coming from a disadvantaged background are around 50% more likely to be not in education, employment or training (NEET) than their peers, irrespective of their education outcomes. Once young people become NEET, only about one in four are able to successfully reverse this in 12 months.

Resurgo Trust, a UK charity, is aiming to change this. Through their flagship Spear Programme, they work in partnership with community churches to deliver a robust, 6-week coaching programme for disadvantaged NEETs to help them acquire the mindset and skills to transition into employment or back into education. Thereafter, with continued mentoring and career support from the dedicated coaches, around 75% of the programme graduates are in education or employment within 12 months.

Find out more about their work on their website.