Rebuilding a sense of control and empowerment, enabling young people to have confidence in themselves and their future.
M A S T
Motivate . Achieve . Support . Transition
Empowering young people to step forward to independence
Here at MAST, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in providing opportunities for improving the chances of success for young people.
We believe that a single action can make a difference to a future, and that collective action can greatly impact the transition to independence and stability.
MAST work with young people at their location, where they already feel safe, are surrounded by people familiar to them, with the stability they need; we will relocate with them if the need arises, being their constant.
By removing physical, psychological, financial, geographical, cultural and language and resource barriers we quickly and effectively keep young people engaged.
Working with young people for at least 6 weeks MAST specialise in engaging with hard to reach young people from the age of 14 up to 24 years* who are marginalised through difficulties accessing a stable environment, conventional school or educational setting, and not in employment, education or training.
Our decision-making process is informed by the ideas and voice of young people, comprehensive empirical studies and high-quality data evaluation and we strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all our pursuits.
Through advocacy and outreach activities, MAST works tirelessly to contribute their part to provide quality provision and opportunities to support transition to independence, where each young person feels empowered to live a stable, purposeful and fulfilled life.
Each young person’s individual pathway is opened with a holistic and motivational assessment to engage, focus, evoke and co-produce a plan, that is trauma informed and based on an asset approach. Their journey is reviewed along the way to measure distance travelled.
MAST Outreach Services are a not-for-profit organisation providing outreach services to empower and enable young people to rebuild and take control of their lives; stepping forward to education, employment, training and independence.
To engage, evoke, focus and co-produce a plan.
MAST move along trauma and hope-informed pathways in order to promote confidence and create safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments.
We work with our young people to begin to think about their futures and how we can start their journey to independence together.
Each person’s pathway is unique and tailored to meet their needs and interests, and the Outcomes Star is used to record their distance travelled on their journey.
With our asset-based approach we build enthusiasm and energy, strengthen relationships, and move young people a to the next level.
We recognise that all young people have talents and skills
With MAST young people are able to find out what they are good at, learn new things and become more confident.
MAST's Achieve programme covers the skills, knowledge and experiences young people need to be successful, from living independently, working as a team, being creative, to organising a community event.
Achieve is designed with each individuals interests in mind and accredited via the AQA Unit Award Scheme, young people build a portfolio to capture their learning, celebrate their achievement and support their steps forward in employment, education or training.
One Step at a Time
Our goal is to overcome barriers to success.
With access to the right resources, young people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfil their potential.
MAST are available every step of the way to guide, support and celebrate each young person's achievement and give a hand/shoulder when needed.
Because we care, every young person that has worked with MAST will be able to keep in touch with us for as long as they want.
Reinforcing our Commitment
With our young people prepared for independence MAST aim for a 100% achievement from not in employment, education or training (NEET) to have moved forward in to employment, education or training (FEET).
Feeling empowered the young people that have traveled with MAST will continue their journey with the knowledge and skills to enable them to build their own stable, purposeful and fulfilling lives.
Finding your FEET
Stepping Forward into Education, Employment or Training & Independence
Our mission at MAST Outreach Services is to empower and enable young people to rebuild and take control of their lives.
MAST’s outreach programme “Finding your FEET” is delivered where the young people are most comfortable accessing the programme, this could be for example their supported accommodation, local community centre, village hall, residential home.
Finding your FEET is a catalogue of formal 1:1, formal group work and informal workshops that can be combined to provide a personalised programme of any length from 6 weeks according to need and are delivered by an experienced coach throughou.
Finding your FEET includes modules to address
Practical life Skills
Health and Wellbeing
Money and Rent
Healthy Cooking on a Budget
Literacy and Numeracy
Choices and behavior
Work and learning
Having your say
Moving to Independence