The target group of a support for hard-to-reach young people are young people between 15 and 25 years of age who are not reached or temporarily not reached by the offers of the social benefit systems. These young people are socially disadvantaged or individually impaired and are therefore unable to find a job or training position or to apply for basic social security benefits.
Within the framework of the sponsorship, you can support these young people in difficult life situations by providing them with an additional opportunity for accompaniment, initiating educational processes and helping them to learn about and apply for basic social security benefits.
The individual problem situations of the young people and their causes are very complex.
Examples can be
- lack of a school-leaving certificate
- no job/training place
- deficits in social skills, motivation, resilience and key qualifications
- (imminent) homelessness
- family conflicts
- difficult biographical trajectories (growing up in foster care/residential group or in families with entrenched long-term unemployment)
- financial problems/debt
- health or addiction problems
In order to reach these young people, possible support services must also be individually targeted, for example:
to stabilize the financial situation
- to support them in applying for social benefits, such as unemployment benefit II
- support in the search for housing or stabilization of the housing situation
- to accompany them when they go to the authorities
- to introduce them to therapeutic treatments
- help to build up social networks
- to support the development of work and social behavior or readiness for learning and education
- to prepare for catching up on school-leaving qualifications and for taking up a job or apprenticeship.
In principle, offers of this kind are primarily provided by other social service providers (for example, youth welfare). As a certified educational institution, you can therefore only receive funding if similar programs offered by these other social service providers do not exist locally and do not have to be provided as a priority.
The support can be put out to public tender by the Jobcenter or be provided as project support in accordance with the law on grants. Project funding must be limited in terms of time and content; institutional funding is not possible.
You have no legal claim to the funding.