"I hardly recognise myself. I don't know where I would be without Ride High". Ride High leaver.
It is our aim to ensure that all children and young people make a transition to a positive destination by the time they are ready to leave Ride High.
Part way through their membership at Ride High we start to prepare the children for their next step. We do this by providing them with one to one support, educational visits and volunteering opportunities with the aim of broadening their horizons and raising their aspirations. For our older children we organise work experience placements with our Corporate Partners.
By the time our children leave us over 90% are thriving in full-time school, college or work experience.
At Ride High we encourage our children to volunteer to help raise awareness of Ride High and to fundraise within the community. The children understand that volunteering is an important part of their experience at Ride High. They appreciate the support they receive from Ride High and like to do what they can to help the charity to support more children like them in the future.
Work experience placements
For our older members work experience placements help to develop their communication skills and confidence and help them to think about what they may like to do in the future.
"It was the first time I'd done work experience so I was nervous but the team were really kind and I learnt such a lot. Not just through the tasks I was given but also about what it's like to work in an office and how it's different from school". Ride High member.