VISION – A world where young people feel confident, have equal access to education, employment and training.
MISSION – Empowering young people through providing inspiring personal and career development opportunities.
ESTEEM is a Europe-wide charity based in Sussex which aims to empower young people, aged 14-26 years, who have been either through the Statutory Care system or are classified as “NEET”, (Not in Education, Employment or Training). Through confidence building events, activities, courses and volunteering opportunities, ESTEEM provides a platform for young people to help themselves on their journey to achieving employment and their own, true life goals.
ESTEEM’s projects are designed specifically to challenge participants so that they can identify, develop and work towards their goals - be it here in the UK or on our unique overseas projects. Helping make the transition from long-term unemployment into meaningful employment, training or education. Through providing exciting volunteer opportunities, we offer young people the chance to gain valid career experience, build their self confidence and extend their support networks of career contacts and friends.
ESTEEM’s family of volunteer young people are responsible for the running of our charity’s projects and events, with support from our mentors and management team. All volunteers are offered one-to-one mentoring as well as training from our own staff plus external organisations.
– Cat Vizor, CEO of ESTEEM