May 15 2017

£98,460 granted to SOHK

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SOHK (School of Hard Knocks) for Schools were granted £98,460 over three years to help fund mentoring of students to stay in mainstream education and avoid these potentially devastating consequences.

SOHK (School of Hard Knocks) for Schools were granted £98,460 over three years to help fund mentoring of students to stay in mainstream education and avoid these potentially devastating consequences.

The grant will cover the costs related to mentoring element of the SOHK for Schools project in Wales, helping approx. 220 young people aged 14-16 at risk of permanent exclusion or educational disengagement at secondary schools in south Wales.

This is a unique three-year intervention that uses rugby coaching and mentoring to improve attendance, wellbeing and behaviour at school.

The charity was founded in 2012 by Ken Cowen, who created the concept that offers a number of different programs, each tailored to its audience and principal aims. The constant factor is our methodology – controlled confrontation, challenging activities and a constant affirmation of self-worth and motivation.

For more information: 0203 714 0127
Website: www.schoolofhardknocks.org.uk