Yes Futures is an education charity run by Sarah Wallbank. As a qualified teacher with over ten years’ experience in youth engagement, Sarah is passionate about the power of extra-curricular activities in boosting the confidence, resilience and life skills of young people. The Yes Futures Programme is designed to empower young people to achieve new successes in a range of unfamiliar environments, developing their skills and ultimately increasing their access to fulfilling future lives. We work with disadvantaged young people, who have been identified by their schools or youth groups. Our fully-trained Yes Futures Coaches support and motivate our participants through a developmental journey of immersive, challenging experiences and integrated Career Coaching. After a successful pilot in 2014, the Shackleton Leadership Award is enabling Sarah to work full time on the official launch of Yes Futures Programmes and develop a strong team to support its delivery.
Award Date: June 2015