15 Sep Ibukun Silva-Ope 10F
The Jack Petchey Foundation Achiever Network project.
In 2011, The Jack Petchey Foundation launched the Achiever Network project. This programme provides an intense 18 month personal learning and development programme for students who are successful in their application.
Ibukun Silva-Ope in Year 10 applied in June and was one of only 30 students selected from over 12,500. This is an incredible achievement and Ibukun will now begin the programme with a weekend residential, this is where the young people build and develop friendships with their peers and undertake team-building exercises.
In addition to the residential weekend, there are four training days which focus upon subjects such as Self Esteem, Communication, Leadership, Listening and Negotiating Skills, Peer Pressure, Time/Stress Management and Study & Revision techniques. In addition to the training sessions, each young person is provided with a skilled mentor, who provides a minimum of three face to face contacts, as well as long term support over the span of the programme.
Furthermore, Ibukun will make decisions on future programmes, contributing to design and campaigns, being on interview panels, assisting with day to day work and hosting VIP guests at events, all of which form an integral element of the Achiever Network experience.
The programme culminates in a graduation ceremony, where all students are awarded their graduation certificates in front of their families and VIP’s.
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