The Lions – Releasing Possibility

Matthew Foster

Project: Worth it!
Location: Wolverhampton, West Midlands

About Me

I’m Matt.

I’ve worked with young people and their families across the UK for 25 years. I’m passionate to see young people gain a true sense of identity, a hope and purpose. I love to think big and dream big. I’m driven to create change and am willing to take some risks to make that happen. I am married and have 2 children. I have a heart to serve and am involved in a number of different youth initiatives across the West Midlands.

About My Project

‘Worth it!’ is a bespoke programme written by Engage Trust UK, to help schools and organisations meet the growing challenges around self-worth, self-esteem, and mental health. It runs as weekly group sessions, alongside one-to-ones, to introduce some of the biggest issues facing individuals today. These include identity, influence, conflict, forgiveness, perseverance and endurance.

The programme provides tools and truths to inform decisions, helping practically and mentally by equipping young people to deal with past experiences and handle present and future challenges.

Through the programme young people develop:
– A new sense of identity and purpose for young people and others
– Increased mental and emotional intelligence
– Improved self-esteem and a renewed sense of hope
– Be resourced and equipped to grow through challenges

The recent introduction of the Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education outlines that ‘schools are expected to foster pupil wellbeing and develop resilience and character. Our programme enables and empowers students to much of what is outlined in this guidance.

Get in touch to find out more and to see how we can help you and your church to do