Why do we run Get on Track?
Get on Track uses the power of sport, physical activity and athlete mentors combined with local knowledge and opportunities to support and inspire a young person to improve themselves; to build their self-esteem and confidence, to be more focused and determined, to be motivated and to improve their resilience.
We believe that sport and physical activity can create better futures. This programme really targets young people who have potential, but for circumstances they have found themselves in or aren't their doing, they are struggling to move forwards in their life
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Young people from Scarborough have been taking part in a programme run by North Yorkshire Sport in partnership with the Dame Kelly Holmes’ charity. The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust “Get On Track” personal development programme has seen world-class athletes Amanda Coulson and Jenny Wallwork provide mentoring and support to young people from the Scarborough area as they commit to a healthy and active lifestyle, which will help inspire them to make positive changes to their lives.
The programme, which began in August this year is the first of its kind in North Yorkshire following the successful format of similar schemes in areas such as Leeds, London and Birmingham. 26 young people have attended through the course, and with a cohort of 11 young people graduating the programme and a further 4 leaving to access further training or employment, it’s made an impact already.