Main aim of the charity
Established in 1989, Stepping Stone House is a not for profit organisation providing medium to long term accommodation and development for young people who are homeless, or who are at risk of homelessness or are living away from their families aged 12 to 24 years old. The aim is to develop their self-esteem, resilience, self-confidence and good health through motivational experiential learning including outdoor education and adventure so that they achieve responsible independence and be the best they can be. They are unique in that young people who live at the Stepping Stone Houses will often stay for years, thereby giving the time necessary to undo the impact the trauma has had in their young lives.
How the employee got involved and why
I got involved in this charity because I believe it is a really beneficial to helping young people that have been either homeless or at risk get back on their feet. The organisation has been very successful in helping young people at risk obtain shelter , education and employment. Through a connection with Stepping Stone House and DHL their representative gave a presentation and asked for driving mentors to help young people get driving lessons and obtain their drivers license, which helps them get employment.This really struck me as a way to get involved and support such a great cause with my experience as a DHL as a courier during my career.
What work does the employee do for charity?
I give driving lessons and life skills to young people that would not normally have an opportunity to get that kind of support and skills.