Since 1998, FOCUS has worked tirelessly to support young people, their families and communities. We develop innovative and engaging programmes that help raise confidence, self-esteem and empower young people to overcome lives obstacles and to achieve their full potential.
Did you know that there are currently over 34,000 young people in Leicester living in poverty? These young people will be running our country and making the money in our economy. They are the decision makers of tomorrow; we as individuals and business have a duty of care for our next generation. We must empower young people to find their voice and to use it in a positive way regardless of personal circumstance – to be the positive changes they want to see in the world.
Over the past several years we have seen a huge rise in the number of young people accessing our services. We are bursting at the seams with schools, social services and other voluntary sector organisations all feeling the squeeze from funding cuts and services disappearing. The demand for our work has never been so high!
There is not a ‘one sized fit all’ solution to meet all these young people’s needs; it is often that they just need that somewhere to go, someone to talk to and something positive to do. And that is what we want to be able to offer more of.
Whether you are an individual or a business there are lots of ways you can help….