At YFA, we passionately believe in the transformative power of filmmaking to positively impact the lives of marginalised young people.
YFA regularly partners with charities, local authorities and organizations working with NEETs, as well as Youth Offending Teams (YOTs) across the UK, to deliver award-winning filmmaking courses and programmes.
Since 2005, Young Film Academy (YFA) been a delivery partner for organisations including The Prince’s Trust to run many practical filmmaking programs empowering NEET (Not in Education Employment or Training) young people to make short films, many of which have had wider distribution outside the project.Read More
The basic needs of life are met with a busy hand and an active mind. When both hands and mind are idle, then there is a big problem. According to the Health Equity Evidence Review carried out in 2013 over 14% aged 16-24 years old are not in education, employment or training (NEET). This includes over 900,000 individuals. A young person requires support to develop skills and build a robust career and also get the support to improve their living.
Most young people not in education, employment or training may lack the right information, team spirit, and right contact in supporting them across the transition period.
The word NEET stands for Not in Education, Employment or Training. Although, the tech world uses the term to address the redundant and unproductive hands which also happens to share the same philosophy with its educational meaning.
NEET refers to someone Not working, not in school or receiving any form of vocational training or support services.
In London, and across the globe, the term accommodates a wide range of catchment including age, traits and critical areas, involving a young person’s ability to reengage in school’s activities, getting paid job or taking a vocational class.
NEET programmes are educational/ career training, skilled development programmed that is set up to recalibrate a young person towards achieving their dreams and meeting their needs human needs.
Training and empowerment programmes the government and NGOs put in place to ensure active participation of the greater populace in the labour market, ensuring their time relevance to themselves and the society at large and help build their careers advantages. It is also set up to close the unemployment gap in society.
The NEET programmes are aimed at helping people that are out of jobs either due to unemployment or maybe they are just taking a break from work or education.
The whole idea is to help create a programme that will keep the minds of these young people busy and productive.
However, some NEETs are created due to a high level of unemployment in the country, mostly when the country is hit by a great recession as was recorded during covid 19 pandemic.
The issue at hand adopts a wide population of young people specifically, young people aged 16 – 29 years old.
Being occupied with NEET activities includes putting a few courses/vocational learning sessions up to work for the unemployed and unskilled individual to help them gain educational, economic, and financial skills and strength.
One thing most young people find difficult to adapt to is life after school, taking the right step towards getting a stable income paying job and building the right careers.
These difficulties are due to inadequate employability skills, work experience and career support, and a variety of other challenges. That’s why the employment or training neet programme is essential for young people aged 16 and above, supporting their career, especially in the Covid 19 era.
Splitting courses and bringing a team together could be one of the right steps to provide support available for young NEETs.
The need to make learning information available is one of the social steps needed to support the NEETs without experience in their quest for working with established organizations in London and the UK.
Finding the right support for a successful career chase also involves high level of team support and contact chasing for adequate networking to make the search much easier.
Some of the NEET development curriculum include:
These strategies include the following:
These films have been screened at the Ritzy Cinema (Brixton), The ICA (Pall Mall), IMAX Cinema (Waterloo) and BFI Southbank and won awards including First Light, BFI Future Film Festival and Film Nation Awards.
This was a wonderful day for the students, as they could put their film making skills into practice, as well as develop editing, music, special effects and sound techniques. These skills are used for later assignments within the curriculum, to create films to support class texts or topics. I thoroughly recommend the day to any school. The day is exciting and stimulating for weeks and is a talking point in and out of the classroom, between students and their families, as well as providing good publicity for the school when prospective parents are touring.
Young Film Academy’s expertise and facilitation played a crucial part in our success with the Tate Movie Project production workshops, bringing a valued creativity and flair along with a super rapport with schools and families.
The YFA team are the best film workshop group we have ever asked to the Hay Festival. They are professional and easy going to work with, and brilliantly inspirational with the kids, who feel complete ownership. We’ve had them back for 5 yrs now and they always sell out.
YFA excel themselves in producing moving, funny and interesting documentaries that appeal to a much wider audience than those who might ordinarily be interested in youth filmmaking.