The transition from school to future training or employment is often not an easy one for many young people and especially those on the fringes.

NEETs (Not in Employment, Education or Training 16-18)
Is a mentoring programme for 16 and 17 year olds who are navigating life and who need support in education or employment. The young person is appointed a Youth Coach who assists the young person with goal setting, provides mentoring and meets regularly with them. The individual’s plan can include CV writing, job searches, counselling, obtaining a drivers licence and much more.

YP (Youth Payment 16-18)/YPP (Young Parent Payment 16-20)
The aim of the YP, YPP Service is to engage and support eligible 16-20 year olds who are no longer living at home due to break down in the home (YP) or who are young teenage parents (YPP). They are supported to achieve improved well-being through sustained education, training or employment outcomes and meet obligations associated with financial support. This will contribute to
them achieving long term independence reducing the risk of long-term benefit dependency.

These programmes are MSD funded and participants must meet certain criteria. Please contact us for any queries regarding eligibility or to receive a referral form.


“I am just so grateful for the people in my life and Springboard especially and the people there that helped me out so much. If it wasn’t for them I would…be in a bad place right now”.  MARAMA

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