How does it work?
Management: North Yorkshire Sport are the Local Strategic Partner for North Yorkshire. We work in partnership with the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust and their athletes to deliver the programme locally and seek funding to run programmes in the area.
Referrals: Well-planned content is no good without the right young people attending. Over the programmes we have delivered, we are proud to be attracting young people that absolutely need this in the area. We work with a range of referral partners to promote the programme, train and support staff, act as a point of contact and run referral sessions.
Partners include: Job Centre Plus, Youth Justice Service, Foundation Housing, Probation, Scarborough District Council, North Yorkshire County Council, Yorkshire Coast College, local housing providers as a few.
Delivery: North Yorkshire Sport have worked with North Yorkshire Youth as a Local Delivery Partner in order to support the sustainability of the programme and enable us to simply, do more. We plan and manage the content, drawing on local partners to support. For example, NYBEP have delivered some Employability work within the programme and We Do Wellbeing has run a session to help young people deal with stress and learn how to look after their mental health.
Athlete Mentors: During the programme and alongside our Local Delivery Partner, two athlete mentors support and develop the young people. These mentors have often competed at a high level, with some Olympians & Paralympians and Commonwealth Medallists among the list.
We'll add more information soon on why we use athletes - the theory is great!
The programme: The programme is well structured into distinct phases for the most effective way to develop young people. Content is designed so young people: come together as a team and create a bond, engaging with their local area through a community challenge, a Dragon's Den style presentation and they receive recognition of their achievements.
Young people will gain qualifications, take part in workshops, engage with businesses, become more self-aware and develop empathy as some outcomes.
Exit Routes: An essential element to each Get on Track are the exit routes available to young people. We set up and support young people to access next steps in Sport, Training, Employment, Volunteering and/or Education.
The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust in Yorkshire
We started working with the Trust in 2014 and have since delivered a series of Get on Track programmes. The Trust produced this video about their work in the area.