It’s a new year and a new start
We’re back running online sessions with our youth groups on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays including: podcasting, games (video and board games), GCSE maths tutoring, goal setting, and self love workshops. Session started back up this week and we were thrilled to see and catch up with all of our young people again after the Christmas break.
This week we ran six sessions overall with our girl groups, SkyWay Futures, Older Futures and our Older group. With there being quite a lot of talk around the closing of schools, and the fact that GCSE exams have been cancelled and replaced with an assessment to calculate grades – now more than ever we want to make sure our young people have all of the extra support they can get. We’re making sure to give them all of the help that we can with their studies so they can achieve the best results possible, and are running maths tutoring sessions three times a week.
Our youth workers are also back out on the streets doing detached work in the community. Detached work is vital in engaging young people who could use our services, especially now as we get into winter with all of the challenges that the Pandemic brings, both at home and from a mental health perspective. Domestic problems at home and mental health/substance abuse issues have all increased since the first lockdown. With things at such a critical point right now, we’re working hard to make sure that we’re reaching as many young people as possible who need support during this challenging time; winter and the end of the school year mean this work is more important now than ever.