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HeadStart is an innovative programme proven to enable young people to acquire the motivation, experience and skills required for employment or further education, whilst getting involved with social action. HeadStart prepares young people for the transition from education by challenging and supporting them to commit 16 or more hours of volunteering in return for skills workshops and a guaranteed interview for a paid role with one of our leading employers. 

Created by The Challenge, the Mayor of London and a consortium of strategic partners, HeadStart brings together businesses, charities and young people to bridge the gap between education and employment. The programme launched in 2013 to work with 30 young people and has gone on to inspire over 5,000 young people to volunteer over 100,000 hours in their local community, supporting over 230 strategic charity partners. 

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