Helping young people to Get on Track
The Tribune Trust is supporting the Dame Kelly Holmes Foundation to get young people on track using the unique skills of world class athletes.
Dame Kelly Holmes wanted to create a legacy from her athletics career that would benefit young people, believing every child needs a hero – someone to look up to and be inspired by.
The Tribune Trust is pleased to support the Dame Kelly Holmes Foundation in delivering their flagship community based personal development programme in North East Lincolnshire.
The programme is led by world class athletes who act as mentors to the young people taking part. It is delivered over a 14-month period and is aimed at young people aged 16-25 who are facing disadvantage.
The Get on Track programme is aimed at enhancing the key attitudes of young people. Enhancing these attitudes and behaviours reduces the risk factors for antisocial behaviour and increases the protective factors that prevent problem behaviours. These attitudes will help young people with their education, career, physical & mental health and their integration within the community.
Andrew Clark, the High Sheriff of Lincolnshire is shown presenting a cheque to Sarah Keenan, one of the coordinators of the programme and James Kirton, an Olympic smimmer who is one of the mentors on the programme.