ESTEEM is a Sussex based charity which offers young adults aged 14-26 opportunities to develop confidence, build life-skills and improve well-being. We do this by providing relevant volunteering experience throughout all elements of our organisation. ESTEEM encourages and values input from young people and we champion a youth-led approach.
ESTEEM offers support through 1:1 vocational mentoring and training, in a safe and supportive environment, ESTEEM enables young adults to help themselves to identify life-goals and eases the transition into meaningful employment, education and training.
Everything we do at ESTEEM is based our fundamental values:
Below some of the ESTEEM young adults talk about their experience of being part of the organisation.
Meet the team
“After volunteering with ESTEEM for two years, i became a contracted member of staff as graphic designer and 5 years on i am now a marketing manager for a local accountancy firm.”
“Before Esteem I was lost, I felt like there wasn’t much hope. Isn’t it amazing how a charity organisation can change that? Esteem, have opened my eyes for a brighter future! I have had support to recognise and develop a diverse range of skills and knowledge, come out my comfort zone and tackle many of my anxieties. This wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for the staffs unreal support and work - THEY ARE AMAZING! I now have some wonderful friends I call family and it’s all thanks to Esteem”
“I came to ESTEEM as a mentor, in the hope that i could help change young people's lives for the better, but in the end ESTEEM has changed mine. Working with the young people here has not only helped me to feel like a real part of the community, it has introduced me to an amazing bunch of people. I've seen first hand what a difference ESTEEM makes to people's lives and i know they'll go on to do great things”