Leading Link is a registered charity based in Northumberland. The organisation's main aim is to provide real life opportunities, including business and enterprise, through a diverse range of activities, helping to maximise the potential of young people across North East England.
We work on a local, regional and national level and we strive to advance capability, opportunity and knowledge through the young people we work with - we passionately believe that attainment and aspirations in early life, especially in a real life context, has a significant impact on later life chances.
We develop key life skills through all of our projects, with a strong emphasis on youth leadership.
We manage The Children's University, which is a national programme for 5-13 year olds (participation) and 14+ (volunteering) that aims to raise aspirations through quality learning and experience outside the classroom.
We are also heavily involved in many outreach activities, dedicated projects include "Youth Voice" and the Youth Ambassadors programme, encouraging young people to become leaders / volunteers, as well as Business Links, which is designed at linking young people with the world of business and enterprise.
We are currently in the process of setting up a new project with Northumberland County Council, which is aimed at working with 'at risk' young people and providing a mentoring service to help the young people make positive lifestyle choices.