North Yorkshire Coast Opportunity Area

Achieve was one of six projects to receive initial funding by the Essential Life Skills Fund to deliver extra-curricular projects and activities for children and young people aged 5-18 years old.

The North Yorkshire Coast Opportunity Area is one of 12 areas identified nationally by the Department for Education to receive support to improve social mobility and to help children and young people get the best start in life.

Our Programmes......

The funding has allowed us to deliver five 12 week programmes across four schools on the East Coast. The schools we have worked with are;

Eskdale School

George Pindar School

Caedmon College

St Augustine's

The programmes engaged a total of 71 young people; 59 of which completed the whole programme. The programmes took a focus on improving resilience, physical and mental well being and improved self-confidence.


Our Team.....

James Kirton - Athlete Mentor

James represented Great Britain for over six years, reaching Olympic, World and European level. James believes that his story has a message for anyone wanting to find their inner strength to fulfil their potential.

Ian Kirchner-Waines - Youth Worker

Ian works for North Yorkshire Youth and is a Youth Development worker covering the Scarborough district.