Charlton’s Community Trust (CACT) launched their first YAF - a small independent school for young people excluded from mainstream education - at the club’s training ground last year. Thirty young people have since attended, with most making great personal strides thanks to the innovative vocational curriculum and dedicated staff who work with students in small groups or one to one.
The obvious impact that the YAF is having and high local demand made the decision to open a new facility a simple one for the club. “Our first YAF has been a great success. Local education providers have since been keen to place more young people with us so this was a natural progression.” Alan Dennington, Head of Development & Stategy at CACT. The second facility opened on September 23rd at the Romney Resource Centre in South Kent. Representatives from the club were joined by Hugh Robertson, the Minister for Sport and The Olympics, local MP Damian Collins as well as staff from UK Youth.