KCC award funding to Stepahead Support for local ‘Youth Projects’.
Stepahead Support has recently been awarded funding by KCC to deliver youth projects in rural areas of Shepway, Maidstone and Thanet for 2 years.
Activities will be provided for 11 to 19 years olds that meet the Youth Work Principles including personal development, relationship building, resilience building, overcoming personal challenges, peer integration, challenging prejudice and raising personal aspirations. Sessions will be wide and varied including physical based activities, games, themed workshops, crafts, guest speakers and community events.
Young people will be an integral part of the project and will be encouraged to take an active role in developing the projects, monitoring sessions, improving the project and leading on activities. Young people will be encouraged to share their ideas, including through the use of a dedicated social media forum.
The project will provide support through a combination of evening, weekend and holiday activities in a range of safe and welcoming venues including community centres, parks, local businesses and pop up venues. The project aims to reach young people in the rural areas to offer positive and fun activities that support their transition through to adulthood.
Susan Amos, newly appointed Manager of the new projects said; “We are really pleased to have this exciting opportunity to work closely with young people to transform their ideas into positive activities that will encourage young people to develop a sense of self, an awareness of the needs of others and enable them to realise their aspirations.”
The projects are being set up and are currently recruiting part time staff at www.stepaheadsupport.org.uk/vacancies
For more information about Stepahead Support and the services we provide please visit www.stepaheadsupport.org.uk or call us on 01795 597432.