We are delighted to announce that our Founder, JoJo Sutherland has become a Volunteer Ambassador for The Polar Academy; a unique and exciting programme that identifies ‘invisible’ 14-17 year old secondary school children, and gives them the chance to redefine their physical and mental limits.
INSPIRATION THROUGH EXPLORATION
TURNING YOUNG ADULTS INTO ROLE MODELS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION
Participants are put through a rigorous ten-month training programme before being immersed in the wilds of Greenland, navigating through some of the world’s remotest terrain for ten days. Their confidence soars with every step.
On their return to Scotland, each pupil shares their experiences with their peer groups, speaking to more than 20,000 school children in their region. They are living, breathing proof that dreams are attainable and that ordinary pupils can achieve the truly extraordinary.
This inspirational charity, is brainchild of Polar Explorer and Explorer in Residence at The Royal Scottish Geographical Society, Craig Mathieson, and it has captured by heart.
As a mother of four children and having vast experience of supporting young people in schools and universities for years to tackle confidence problems it is with gusto I have stepped up to support The Polar Academy scale up. [JoJo Sutherland, Founder Stand Up and Be Counted]
If you’d like to donate or offer your time, skills and energy then let me know