Our Educaitonal Support Programme focuses on curriculum / personal development and support and is used as a preventative and early intervention tool against the underachievement, school exclusions and underlying support issues facing our young people.
Due to the high amount of exclusions of Black children (in particular boys) from schools, the Educational Support Programme became a necessary add on service in 2002 and since that time ACAP has successfully managed to steer the positive direction of hundreds of young people on this programme.
ACAP currently provides support to young people from the African & Caribbean (predominantly, but not exclusively) community. We pay particular attention to the support of disadvantaged young people who are at risk of falling out of education, employment or training. Due to high demand from the local community, the project has gone on to serve young people from all communities.
School exclusions were (and still are) a permanent feature of African & Caribbean communities and plans needed to be made to redress the educational disadvantages faced by our young people. Our young people are disproportionately excluded from school in comparison to their numbers and whilst we have been able to identify some of the reasons for this, the level of exclusion (as it continues to rise) suggests that there is a lot more work to do.
A recurring theme of the young people who access our service is that our service provides them with the space in which they can improve their study skills and explore issues relating to their culture, identity and heritage.
Our Learning and Development Centre is open five days a week from 9.30am to 5.30pm as well as offering pre-arranged evening sessions on site and in the homes of the young people that we serve.
ACAP is an Independent Charity
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