Nic Kidston

Head of EAL Programme

Nic Kidston came to The Bell Foundation in May 2017 having been the Director of Development and Partnership at the Foyer Federation, a national charity working to provide a positive induction to adulthood for young people who can’t live at home.

Nic lead the Foyer Federation’s work to develop, replicate and scale innovative programmes across their networks. This included shaping the ‘Advantaged Thinking’ approach, which sees young people as having assets to develop with energy to lead and spark change. She also drove the initial development of the ‘TrustYouth’ movement, an alliance of organisations promoting Advantaged Thinking as an alternative way to work with young people.

Nic has also had several other roles across the youth sector including managing a successful city-wide volunteering project in Sheffield. She is passionate about enabling young people to reach their potential, having directly supported and advocated for young people and families whilst working for Leeds Youth Offending Service. She has spent time volunteering overseas developing volunteer pathways and strategic planning in community development projects in Kenya and Fiji. She also lead a team to teach English to young women in Belarus.

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