At Raleigh International we work closely in partnership with youth focused organisations and agencies, religious organisations, volunteer youth groups or mentors. We do this to offer a Raleigh expedition as an excellent progression opportunity for young people already engaged in positive activities. Together we are able to make participation a reality for young people that might not be able to do an overseas expedition due to personal or financial barriers.
We do this by working in partnership to:
- Understand the needs of the young people
- Provide bursaries as a means of financial support for each young person
- Facilitate a process of local support for young people referred through our partners
- Provide Raleigh support through Raleigh Outdoor Adventure Residential (ROAR) in the UK, providing advice, guidance and Pre-Expedition Training Events to support with preparation
"Our experience of the partnership programme has been incredibly positive thanks to the excellent support of Raleigh staff throughout every stage of the programme. We have had complete faith in the commitment and motivation of the staff running the program and have been very reassured by the general support offered via phone and email. We have witnessed tangible benefits for all the young people who have been through the program, even those that did not make it to Expedition stage." Rebecca Holmes, Newport Young Carers
"The Vocational College has worked in partnership with Raleigh International since 2008. During this time we have seen 11 young people go on expedition1. Raleigh has helped change the lives of the young people that have had the opportunity to experience the expeditions. It has helped the young people gain employment or to go onto further education. Working in partnership with Raleigh International has helped the young people that attend our college have access to this great opportunity." Jo Madden, Wallasey Vocational College