Jun 26, 2019
Please see details of the Positive Alternatives programme, which YC Hertfordshire will be running in Stevenage over the summer break for young people aged 11-17. There will be projects for two age groups, 11-13/14 and 14-17.
What is the Positive Alternative programme?
The Positive Alternatives programme will be run by trained Youth Workers and is aimed at young people at risk of involvement with gangs and violence, focusing on risky behaviour and consequences. It is designed to demonstrate positive lifestyle alternatives, helping the young person make the right choices for their future. There are ten dynamic and interactive workshops sessions which will be run over a period of two weeks. The sessions will explore identity and belonging, gang culture stereotypes and gender, responsibilities, county lines, knife crime and reducing use of weapons. The programme also includes sessions on healthy relationships, sexual health, drugs and alcohol, social media and Citizen Aid. Activities including music will also take place each day.
In Stevenage the programme will be running out of the Bowes Lyon Young People's Centre 12:30-18:30, Monday to Friday over the following dates:
29th July- 9th August (14-17 year olds)
12th August- 23rd August (11-13/14 year olds)
Who is eligible?
Please consider a referral if you are working with a young person who:
• is not in employment, education or training
• is persistently absent and/or excluded from school or an Educational Support Centre
• is at risk of child criminal exploitation
• has poor mental health
• is considered at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation
To refer a young person to this programme visit www.ychertfordshire.org and click on Make a Referral. The leaflets attached also say you can make a referral by e mailing either Laura Butcher firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. All of these are fine.
Once they receive your referral they will be in touch with the young person and their parent/carer to arrange an initial meeting and discuss whether the programme is suitable for their needs.