Acting as a resource for vulnerable young people who are in the ‘care system’ (Looked After Young People) and supported by independent visitors in Oxfordshire, we provide small grants which give these children the opportunity to pursue an interest or experience that would otherwise not be open to them.
Broadening experiences and providing learning opportunities for children are two of the key ways to help them build the tools they need to develop and pursue their developmental goals. Helping to instil confidence, ambition and aspiration (which can often be a challenge for these young people who are coping with turbulent and inconsistent family backgrounds) is the driving philosophy behind Blue Kite's aims. Specifically we want to help with:
- advancing in life: helping these supported young people by developing their skills, capacities and capabilities to enable them to participate in society as independent, mature and responsible individuals;
- advancing education: funding extra-curricular activities that will supplement their formal education;
- relieving unemployment: helping young people to develop life skills that will set them in good stead for the working world;
- providing recreational and leisure time activity in the interests of social welfare for the Looked After Young People, who have need of support because of their youth, age, disability, poverty or social and economic circumstances, with a view to improving the conditions of life of such persons