AQA Unlocking Potential

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Nominations for AQA Unlocking Potential 2019/20 will open on 23 September 2019.

Run jointly with the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, the AQA Unlocking Potential programme helps participants to plan and deliver a social action project over eight months.

What is AQA Unlocking Potential?

The AQA Unlocking Potential programme aims to bring out the best in young people so that they can achieve their goals.

It takes a special group of participants on a personal journey that:

  • develops their skills and knowledge
  • increases their confidence, self-belief and motivation
  • raises their aspirations and encourages them to aim high in life.

The programme brings together young people and athlete mentors. They work in groups and one-to-one sessions over eight months to plan and deliver a social action project which benefits their local community. The young people receive dedicated support from inspiring role models, and the mentors have an opportunity to pass on how they have overcome challenges and succeeded in life.

The programme aims to motivate and inspire young people to discover and develop their strengths and to make the most of their potential. The mentors know what it takes to overcome adversity and have the will to succeed not only in sport, but in life too.

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