GROUP WORK PROGRAMMES
We have evidence that many young people learn best when in a safe, non-judgemental group of their peers. We have therefore designed and deliver a variety of group programmes to meet the needs of these young people delivered in a manner that best suits their learning.
The programmes are primarily aimed at those young people who are at risk of becoming NEET, excluded from school, under achieving and who have issues relating to low self esteem and confidence.
Our activities and workshops are led by experienced youth workers and are tailored to best meet the needs of specific groups of young people; we can be flexible in our delivery plans and adapt our programmes to build on the strengths of the participants. We currently deliver;
- 6 week programme: This is primarily aimed at schools but can be delivered in other venues, with young people being referred onto the programme via teachers and other key workers involved in the young persons welfare. The workshops focus on leadership, teamwork and problem solving skills, providing young people who may struggle academically with more experiential based learning.
- 10 week programme: This is aimed at young people who have been identified or self identified as needing additional support. The workshops focus includes the key elements around confidence building, self esteem and team working with an additional focus on key issues and challenges that young people face such as poverty, environment, inclusion and sexuality. Each topic area lasts for the 10 week period and covers many aspects. This programme helps to encourage debate and dialogue with young people who would not usually participate in such activities and encourage a wider understanding of themselves and their community. There is also an art focus which enables young people to express their thoughts, feelings and learning on the subject through graffiti art, with each group completing and displaying art work at the end of the 10 week programme.
Both group programmes offer young people the opportunity to access services, training, support, work placements and volunteering opportunities.
If you would like more information on our Group Work Programmes please get in touch.