Supporting Young People Online: Our New Virtual Coaching Programme

Charities like Future Frontiers have had to innovate rapidly to keep crucial services running.

Our innovation? Online mentoring for young people - delivered from employees' homes.

We're still providing important support to students, whilst helping employees stay connected to their community.

Alice Harding, Head of Programme Delivery at Future Frontiers, tells you everything you need to know about the online model.

At the start of March, we were taking 300 young people a week into businesses for face-to-face coaching sessions.

Within three weeks, all of this had to stop.

Yet in true Future Frontiers style, we refused to be defeated.

We knew that children from disadvantaged backgrounds would likely fall further behind their peers as a result of school closures. And we knew that access to an inspiring role model could make a big difference.

Determined that students would not miss out, we began the process of adapting our programme so it could be delivered from anywhere.

We're now proud to say that Future Frontiers has a brand new, online version of the coaching programme.