AQA Unlocking Potential
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What is AQA Unlocking Potential?
The AQA Unlocking Potential programme, run jointly with the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, aims to bring out the best in young people so that they can achieve their goals.
It’s a ‘transformational’ mentoring programme for pupils aged from 11–19 years of age, delivered by world class athletes from the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust.
It takes a special group of participants on a personal journey that aims to provide the following outcomes for pupils:
- increased confidence, self-esteem and resilience
- improved wellbeing
- enhanced aspirations and expectations on future life goals, whether from school to college, college to university or into training and employment
- develop transferable skills such as presentation and leadership, as well as using own initiative
- improved teachability
- improved motivation to take positive action in their community.
The programme brings together young people with world class athlete mentors to work in group and one-to-one sessions over a period of eight months. They will 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.
They will also plan and deliver a social action project which benefits their local community as part of the programme.
AQA Unlocking Potential 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.