Our Kick-Start Programme offers young people 16 – 24 with an innovative programme to increase resilience, confidence and motivation.

As well as harming the future chances of individual young people, being not in employment, education or training (NEET) at age 16 puts a major cost on society. It is estimated that, on average, each young person NEET costs taxpayers £97,000. There are also major social costs resulting from young people being NEET which include being:

  • 22 times more likely to be teenage mothers
  • 50% more likely to suffer from poor health
  • 60% more likely to be involved with drugs
  • 20 times more likely to get a criminal record

At CBSA, we believe that it is important that all young people are given the opportunity to fulfil their potential and not end up as a depressing statistic. One of the key tools is our Lifeskills Programme for young people. We call it Kick Start. Our programme, delivered either on a one to one basis or through workshops, allows young people to learn different tools and techniques to help inform their future.

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