We don’t just transform the way people work together, we’re proud to work with socially excluded young people to help them transform their lives.

History

Feedback from delegates over the years has shown how the colour model transforms relationships not only in the workplace but also in families and friendships. This is in such sharp contrast to the breakdowns in relationships that are the symptom (and so often the cause) of the isolation experienced by many socially-excluded young people.

In December 2017, The Colour Works Founder, Giles Miskin, created The Colour Works Foundation – a registered charity taking the company’s transformational learning packages to those in our communities who are perhaps most in need of such learning, yet least likely to be able to access it.

Whether as a result of a tough upbringing, poor social skills, a bad decision or just misfortune, a large number of young people find themselves with low self-belief, stuck, isolated and at serious risk of becoming NEET. They are the socially excluded.

The Colour Works Foundation exists to equip them with the knowledge and tools to regain control of their lives and fulfil their true potential, through a better understanding of their own worth, how to better manage their behaviour, build stronger relationships and make better decisions.

We partner with organisations already working with these young people to enhance their provision with our material. With a mixed approach of group workshops and one-to-one coaching, using models and methods that have proven success with private and public sector employers, and delivered by seasoned professionals in their field, The Colour Works Foundation seeks to provide a turning point in young people’s lives.

The Colour Works team supports the charity through donating time, materials and expertise. But we need more support – YOURS!

Whether your organisation has a budget to support charitable causes or you’d be interested in sponsoring one of the Foundation’s programmes, we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch.

‘People, society tells you “you should be this, you should be that” – this course has really helped me.  I don’t like being pigeonholed.  I now feel it’s just ok to be me.’

Dale Turbary – Course attendee

The Programme

Each young person attending the programme will leave with:

  • Tangible self-assessed improvements in confidence, emotional self-management, presentation skills, interpersonal skills and employability using a recognised measurement tool
  • New tools to gain and maintain employment and develop constructive relationships with colleagues
  • A personal development plan to focus on a future of hope and opportunity

The issue we are tackling?

Without self-belief, young people either shrink and withdraw or lash out in frustration and despair. Some of the most socially excluded in our society have no self-belief, perpetuating their isolation.

71%
of employers value emotional intelligence (EQ) over IQ – 2011 Career Builder Survey.

8 in 10
under 34-year-olds in the UK identify as being ‘always or often’ lonely – British Red Cross.

The growing dependence on social media by developmentally-vulnerable adolescents has been proven to negatively affect their sleep, their interpersonal skills and their self-image, leading to anxiety and depression.

Many teenagers are unhappy by the time they leave school, often feeling like failures and lacking confidence.  Research by the Demos Think Tank suggests that happiness amongst teenagers declines as they grow up, with many concerned that their schooling is only helping them to pass exams. The findings come amongst growing calls for youngsters to be taught skills and abilities outside lessons, such as character and grit that will help them later in life.

Those young people who end up not in employment, education or training (NEET) have a much higher chance of developing mental health issues, getting involved with drugs, depending on benefits, going to prison – all of which is not only a waste of their own potential but also a huge cost to society.

Help us make a difference today

Although The Colour Works team support the charity through donating time, materials and delivery we need more support. If your organisation has a budget to support worthy causes, we would love to hear from you and in return, we will send you our corporate sponsorship pack.