Outreach is a youth diversion and early-intervention crime-prevention programme suited to youngsters who have low self-esteem or low personal achievement, are excluded from school, are socially disengaged or who engage in truancy or other behavioural problems. Participants are referred by partner organisations such as schools, social services, the local police or other youth and community groups. Participation is entirely voluntary and the youngsters can leave at any time.
If you are interested in setting up an Outreach project, please contact Colin Charters the National Project Support Officer or the Regional Co-ordinator for your area. Further information can also be found in the Outreach Annual Report 2011-12 available through the Army Cadet Force Association (ACFA).
Outreach gives non-cadets a burst of ACF activities and ethos in order to help them develop self-esteem, build confidence and broaden their perspective on their own potential through a short programme of challenging team-based activities, usually on a military training area and well away from participants' normal environment.
Outreach is delivered by volunteer leaders and senior cadets in the Army Cadet Force and funded through charitable donations to our appeal fund. We work with partner organisations to identify youngsters who are likely to benefit from the programme.