What good is it building a home on a sinking island? It may be fun and joyful at first but eventually we’d be faced with insurmountable challenges. If we focus just on our own business interests but don’t look a little further afield to the very society and people’s lives that rely on our business then sooner or later business will suffer! Look at the London riots of 2011. It is the youth of today that will become our clients, employees, and partners of tomorrow.
Quite simply, any child in need – that may be the young boy growing up with an abusive father, or the young girl with a single mum on benefits…or even, the young girl from a very rich family at a private school, but is depressed and has turned to drugs, self-harm or eating disorders to cover up her pain of feeling unloved.
Who Are the Adults Involved?
To help young people in the best way possible we need more adults to lend a helping hand. We need more adults who are becoming increasingly more effective in their own lives and in the capacity to add value and make a difference. Click for more.
Who Are the People Involved?
These are people from all walks of life – teachers, fathers, single mothers, young professionals, the retired, from tea ladies to high court judges…. the list goes on. What unites all these people is their common wish to live better lives for themselves their care for making a difference in society and young people’s lives.
Beyond fundamental support programs for young people, like the online Young Achievers Program, or setting and achieving goals through the Dare to Dream and personal mentoring, throughout Lighthouse Beacon OutReach Campaign we are ensuring that we’re finding young people in need and ensuring they’re getting the help they need. Getting young people the right help, early enough it critical, even life critical.
The OutReach Campaign is fostering a national expanding network of individuals and child support organisations. These individuals are willing to contribute even in the most basic simple ways of just keeping their eyes open for young people in need, or contributing a little of their time, skills or money to support young people directly or indirectly. We’re then directing those young people to one of the many child support organisations we’ve been building relationships with to get the right help.
To have the greatest impact in young people’s lives we must empower adults more and more to be more effective, living the life they want for themselves so that they have a greater capacity to give back. So through the Proactive Beacon Network we are helping adults to build their circle of influence and develop the skills necessary to achieve their lives, careers and/or businesses.
Whatever we want to achieve in life, what holds us back is not having enough of the right resources – that could be time, money, skills, knowledge, advice, support, people, materials, ideas, markets, clients etc etc etc… But what does it all boil down to? If we have enough of the right people around us and we have the right skills in ourselves, and those people we know have the right skills too, then we can acquire anything at all!!! That is the major major opportunity for Lighthouse OutReach Beacons – access to the Proactive Beacon Network – devoted to acquiring the right skills and connecting with the right people so we can achieve what we want in our lives while helping others do the same!!!