We invest a great deal of time & effort into our young people with some of them benifiting from over 5 years of education & training with Ad Astra.
The skills they obtain are used to carry out practical tasks and enable them to earn money, gain employment and become independant young adults.
We currently contract for the Canal & River Trust, Natural England, York County Council to name but a few.
We have been working on maintaining Yorks "green spaces" by clearing ponds, coppicing woodland, removing litter, repairing boundries, creating habitat for native species & building an array of bird boxes from Wren to Barn Owl.
Our new project enables young people to see what is involved in running a business as they work on every aspect of the job, from identifying potential customers to quoting for work right through to carrying the work out and invoicing.
The majority of our students are from disadvantaged backgrounds and wouldn't ordinarily get a chance to see what is involved in running your own business.
By working with bigger organisations and carrying out contractual work we are helping young people break the cycle of unemployment and enabling them to become contributing members of society. We estimate for every young person we help to "Break the Cycle" we save the government over 1 million pounds in their life time.
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