Raising Your Game is working with the Prince’s Trust in Somerset to help young people increase their employment opportunities
Many of the young people on the Prince’s Trust programme are not in employment, education or training (NEET), have a learning disability or communication difficulty, and are at risk of offending. Its 12-week programme, for young people aged 16 to 24, aims to help improve their skills.
Raising Your Game noticed that its Choosing My Life workshop had similar goals and the same target audience. So, the Avon and Somerset team approached local Prince’s Trust delivery partner Bridgwater College about working together. It was agreed that Choosing My Life would be piloted with the Bridgwater Prince’s Trust team on a voluntary basis. Choosing My Life complements the Prince’s Trust syllabus with its focus on preventing the young people entering the criminal justice system.
There are now four Prince’s Trust teams across Somerset receiving the training. “The four workshops have proved very successful,” says regional coordinator Heather Ribalta, who has led the initiative.
Read how the partnership is helping Kate, a young participant on the project.
From next year, the RYG update will go online
From the first Raising Your Game community impact project and the launch of the ‘Getting ready for court’ film to the government’s youth policy and criminal justice reforms – RYG brings you news of all the latest successes from the Raising Your Game project, as well as developments in the criminal justice sector.
Currently, it comes in a print and email format. However, in order to get this information to you more quickly and directly – and to make the news easier to share with your peers – the RYG update will become a digital only offering in 2013.
To coincide with this, the Raising Your Game website will also get a facelift. This will make sure that all the information you need and want is easy to find.
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