Helping young people reach their potential

Founded in 2015, ELSA Next Generation is an award-winning non-profit organisation providing targeted and transformational educational programmes to young people. Over 20,000 young people have been supported so far working with over 50 business partners.

Our vision: We believe every young person regardless of background or ability deserves the opportunity to develop into a confident and positive member of their community. ELSA offers opportunities, hope and support through bespoke educational workshops and programmes.

Our mission: Is to support and develop every student who we work with, bridging the gap between education and employability, our unique programmes help young people learn essential personal development skills and understand the qualities and skills required by employers today.

We inspire, encourage and empower young people to think and believe they all have the chance of a successful future.

ELSA Programmes

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Discover Believe Become

Through self-assessment, individual and team activities, students begin to build a profile, see pathways for personal development and attention to their future plans.

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Get Work Ready

A one day programme which allows students to take part in interview and job application challenges that employers use within their current recruitment processes.

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Take A Young Person To Work

A fun and energising programme where a new business is set up and explored, enabling students to use and appreciate employability skills valued in today’s workplaces.

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Bold for Change

A social enterprise programme requiring students to work as teams to assess the needs and challenges of identified community groups in modern society.

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Connect Commit Empower

A one day programme to encourage schools and their students to engage with their local charities and communities. The students are social entrepreneurs for the day.

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I am Proud

A fluid programme allowing your school to communicate their specific LGBTQ+ needs. Students are invited to consider their acceptance, tolerance and perception of this emotive topic. The direction of the day, could lead to a newly-created school resource, staff training or simply a deeper understanding of the diverse communities in which we all live.

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Understanding British Values

This programme promotes discussion, debate and understanding of the 5 British Values - Democracy, Law, Tolerance, Respect and Liberty. Students are tasked with scenarios to assess and make judgement on, explore hate crime, consider their actions towards others, undertake role play and deal with consequences, be part of a voting panel and express their freedom of speech. A pledge document ensures students will commit to promoting and conducting themselves according to the 5 British Values.

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Every Bite Counts

The students become entrepreneurs engaging with a local food establishment, designing a new product that will be placed on their menu. The product will reach 'real' customers.

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