We currently support a variety of outreach programmes across Oxfordshire and Milton Keynes

MK Schools Navigator Project

SOFEA secured a significant Home Office grant for a collaborative project with four Milton Keynes schools. The initiative aims to assist students at risk of exclusion through a dedicated School Navigator offering coaching and mentoring. Objectives include reducing exclusion risk, fostering community understanding of student behaviours, and providing targeted, person-centred support in a non-judgmental and confidential manner by SOFEA.

Outreach and Engagement Programme

Funded by Right Move and Clearview Intelligence, the SOFEA Outreach & Engagement program provides extensive support to empower care-experienced youth in meaningful engagement. Collaborating with experienced mentors, the program aims to help individuals reach their full potential and identify opportunities in employment, education, and training.

Transitional Support Programme

Supported by the John Lewis Foundation, our Transitional Support Programme offers one-to-one mentoring to 11–16-year-olds dealing with difficult transitions or changes in their lives such as school challenges, social interactions, and personal issues. Some may have additional educational and mental health needs within complex family situations. Our trained mentors navigate potential ‘flash points’ like new friendships, increased school workload, home difficulties, and career choices. The goal is to boost confidence, pinpoint academic and employment skills, and link young individuals with relevant services.

 

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