Summer 2019, we campaigned to provide Youths access to opportunities that nurture, educate and facilitate the opportunity to reach their full potential. This was achieved by piloting a fully inclusive Youth Scheme: GENZ, funded by ourselves as volunteers and 2 small grants. This scheme was run Monday- Thursday 8:30am-16:30pm and Friday 8:30am-16:00pm over the whole Summer School Holidays.
Please click the image below to see the showcasing of GENZ Summer Antics
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PROJECT EVALUATION SUMMARY
We served 76 youths aged 8 to 15 Years and their families over a 6 week period.
Children attended from all over Calderdale and we were able to facilitate 30 children a day.
As the service was fully inclusive, we had children from a variety of backgrounds, some with a multitude of additional needs, some with care plans/ EHC plans and or waiting on CAHMS referrals as well as children from PRU, children in foster placements, looked after children, SEN and challenging behaviours.
We are really proud that the social value of the service we provided was £870000 !
By engaging young people in positive, fun based activities such as:
We were able to reduce risky behaviours and empower Youths to create and sustain positive relationships.
They developed important personal skills and interpersonal skills, including; learning fundamental life skills.
First response training,
Opportunities to develop critical thinking and problem solving,
Building self confidence and self esteem.