Welcome to OnTarget!
Shaping Young Lives in Sheffield
OnTarget is a student-led group which is part of the Enactus Sheffield programme.
OnTarget works to increase employability prospects of under-represented young people in Sheffield. Improving both mental well-being and employability prospects is the driving force behind the project, bringing social sport, positive role models in the form of mentors and work placements together to do so in a 9 week programme.
What is OnTarget about?
42 students are excluded every day in the UK. Those excluded are:
9 times more likely to be unemployed
4.5 times more likely to be homeless
More likely to turn to crime
Permanent exclusion rates in Sheffield secondary schools are 65% higher than the national average.
OnTarget tackles these problems using mentoring, sports and work placements to provide a personalised approach that encourages students to engage in school, improving their employability prospects and overall mental health.
Build positive futures by increasing the beneficiaries' employability prospects through the programme
Meet potential future employers and encourage each young person to aspire for a prosperous future
Improve the beneficiaries' confidence in their ability to succeed in something they enjoy
Improve the overall behaviour of each individual involved in the OnTarget programme
Be a Partner
Do you have experience in coaching? Can you offer a placement for one of the young people we work with? Do you own a business who is willing to donate a raffle prize for one of our fundraising event? We are always looking to partner with new businesses and organisations in order to support more young people and expand our reach, even further than Sheffield. If you think you might be able to support us in some way, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Be a Mentor
Are you a University student in Sheffield? Are you looking for a way to give back to the community? Being a mentor is a really great way to help someone in Sheffield lead a better life. And it's GREAT for your CV
Other Ways to Help
If you are not able to be a mentor or a partner there are other ways you can support our cause. At OnTarget we are always looking for wonderful people to help out however they can. Whether that is through attending our events, donating raffle prizes or donating money. Please get in touch if you think you can help us to make a difference.
Meet the Team
I'm Inga, and I became a project leader because I believe in positive impact I can bring into this project and community. On Target is an amazing concept of which I am very happy to be a part of.
Research & Resources
Hi, I'm Branwen and I decided to join Ontarget as I wanted to help benefit others in a positive and impactful way. I am keen to help Ontarget provide personal and effective resources through mentoring, giving students a support system they might not have elsewhere.
Hi I’m Andy, third year finance and maths student. I joined Enactus to help give back to Sheffield community that I’ve enjoyed being a part of for the last 2 years.
Head of Communication
What drew me to apply to Ontarget was the enterprise's recognition of the transformative value of Education, especially for children who are at risk of school exclusion in Sheffield. So, being a part of Ontarget is an incredible opportunity for me to work alongside a team of like-minded people towards preventing children from missing out on important years of education.