Grit: Breakthrough Programmes

Grit: Breakthrough Programmes

At a glance


  • Local / community
  • Voluntary sector support
  • Young people

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National - Britain


Since 1992 Grit has been working with young people and the adults who support them across the UK. We deliver intensive programmes in areas of deprivation all around the UK which involve local people in helping transform their most disruptive and excluded young people. The work helps them take responsibility for themselves, take control of their lives and gets them on the road towards becoming thriving, contributing members of society. Grits tough love approach is about the long haul, demanding an enormous amount of the young people in an intense and emotionally demanding set of psychological and physical challenges, followed by months of support and supervision by local volunteers.


How do we do this? Well, we believe that when you change your thinking, you can change your world, so our programmes are designed to do just that. We work with young people and the adults that support them to change the way they think so that they can radically alter their outcomes in life.

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