so how do we do it?
We analyse the individual challenge and work with the young person to agree a resolution, and then support them in delivering the right outcome. That may be a serious health issue, prejudicial treatment from local or national government, unfair behaviour from a large company, or a lack of wider support for them to achieve their true potential.
are only one piece of the puzzle. We understand that young people today often receive a bad press and yet there is never as much coverage regarding the problems they encountered in their early journey through life. We come in to give the young person a voice.
will both mentor and where appropriate, provide financial support to young people who have a clear and credible challenge which unless resolved, will severely limit their potential.
is outspoken, apolitical, open minded, challenging, intelligent, caring, fair, honest and straight talking, placing the wellbeing of young people at the heart of everything we do.
Everyone’s story is different and their reasons for turning to STAND FOR vary too.
When, for example, you are suffering with a serious health condition, the emotional impact can leave you and your family feeling lost, exposed and vulnerable in a way you may have never experienced before.
of the population in the UK are aged between 16 and 24. They have a voice. Let’s listen to it.
No young person should feel helpless to resolve their personal difficulties and that is why STAND FOR has been created.
Simple. To help more young people to improve their quality of life, health and wellbeing and to be the best they can be.
Our founder, Neil Tregarthen has initially funded the charity and in the future we intend to team up with new supporters , via our unique CSR Scheme.
In 1969 the human race put a man on the moon, so can it really be so difficult for society to support a young person who has a particular challenge? Perversely however, our experience is that it is often societal rules and bureaucracy, which get in the way.
STAND FOR helps young people confront such nonsense and ideally helps them deliver a fair and reasonable outcome for all. Our ideal is to allow those involved to interact with the youngster directly, respond to the issues in a sensible manner and deliver the support required. Where that doesn’t happen however, we have no compunction in taking whatever direct action is legally permissible, in calling people to account.