WHO WE ARE
We are a not for profit called Say It With Your Chest. At Say It With Your Chest, we understand the importance of young people being engaged in school, as there are many negative outcomes that can occur as a result of being excluded. For example:
- One in four students who are excluded are not in education, employment or training ( NEET) between the ages of 16-19 (Department of Education, 2011).
- Being excluded from school makes a student four times more likely to be jailed as an adult (The University of Edinburgh, 2016).
- Only 1% of of excluded students go on to receive five good GCSE grades ( IPPR, 2017).
- Being excluded and not engaging with school are very strong indicators for those who are at risk of involvement in youth violence (Youth Safety Taskforce, 2018).
WHAT WE DO
We work collaboratively with schools to lower exclusion rates by delivering a programme to students who are at the highest risk of exclusion. The programme consists of bespoke group workshops and 1:1 mentoring sessions.
WHO WE WORK WITH
- Students that receive free school meals.
- Students who have special educational needs.
- Students who are from the black and minority ethnic community.
- Reduce the rate of permanent and fixed period exclusions by decreasing persistent disruptive behaviour.
- Empower young people to raise their aspirations and break their negative behaviour cycles.
- Inform and influence public and policy awareness.
Sabrina Jones has over ten years experience working with young people and a first class psychology degree. Sabrina has also completed training in counselling skills and adverse childhood experiences.
Sabrina founded Say It With Your Chest in 2018 and a year later she was awarded a Shackleton Leadership Award for her work with Say It With Your Chest as it was recognised that the Switch Ambassador Programme
‘‘is an inspirational project and run by a promising leader with the will to make a difference.’’
Sabrina is committed to the cause of Say It With Your Chest because from her own lived experience and career, she understands the difference that can be achieved if a young person is empowered to become a better version of themselves.