Project information

Your Streets Your Schools

Workshops delivered to young people aged 10 - 15 in schools via dance,drama, art and lyrics tackling issues such as drugs, alcohol, bullying, gangs, cyber safety, knife crime and equality and diversity. The workshops will be delivered in targeted areas across communities in Coventry & Warwickshire.

September 2012 - July 2014

Charity information: Positive About Young People

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  • Need

    Need

    Young people that PaYP work with are concerned and impacted upon by the topics highlighted. Young people are placed at risk by within communities and families due to issues such as substance misuse. Having delivered several pilot workshops the main difference is that of learning and understanding the cause and effect of such issues. The project ultimately will raise awareness and safegaurd children and young people when faced with such difficulties by enabling them to know who they can turn too.

    Solution

    The project has five aims that are:

    • Raise awareness of what the topic is i.e. drugs, alcohol
    • Identify why people join/become involved with the topic
    • What choices people have
    • What are the consequences of joining/become involved with the topic
    • Strategies not to get involved with the topic.

    This approach will and does increase the awareness and education amongst young people who more often than not become involved with such hazardous activitiy through circumstance or ignorance.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Raise awareness of what drugs,alcohol,bullying,knife crime,cyber safety and equality & diversity is.

    Activities

    » Via group work debate, drama,dance,art & lyrics young people will be able to express their thoughts,feelings and understanding regarding the first aim

    Success will be ensuring participation of all young people and that they create, art work, poetry or raps, a dance routine and drama piece that clearly demonstrates learning.


    Aim 2

    Identify why people join/become involved with the specific topic as identfied in aim one.

    Activities

    » Via group work debate, drama,dance,art & lyrics young people will be able to express their thoughts,feelings and understanding of the second aim

    Success will be ensuring participation of all young people and that they create, art work, poetry or raps, a dance routine and drama piece that clearly demonstrates learning.


    Aim 3

    Enable young people to understand choices, consequences, strategies related to the specific topic.

    Activities

    » Via group work debate, drama,dance,art & lyrics young people will be able to express their thoughts,feelings and understanding of the third aim

    Success will be ensuring participation of all young people and that they create, art work, poetry or raps, a dance routine and drama piece that clearly demonstrates learning.


    Aim 4

    To deliver 400 workshops across Coventry and Warwickshire over two academic years from 2012 to 2014

    Activities

    » By marketing to existing schools where various projects have been delivered of which there has been in access of 100 during the current academic year.

    Success will be delivering 400 hundred workshops with a minimum 90% satisfaction rate from school staff.


    Aim 5

    To work with approximately 12000 young people in schools within Coventry and Warwickshire.

    Activities

    » Based on the realistic and achievable target of 400 workshops, each workshop will cater for an average of 35 young people and therefore achieve 12000.

    Success will be to work with approximately 12000 young people in schools with a 90% satisfaction rate of the experience received and gaining new knowledge.


  • Impact

    Impact

    The focus to work within schools stems from the fact that issues affecting young people impacts on their everyday school life. This project will enable young people to talk openly and disclose safely to professionals for further support. Also the project enables schools then to follow up work achieved on the day with a campaign developed and led by young people through PSHE and citizenship work. This has a proven impact in sustaining knowledge for young people & raising awareness in communities.

    Risk

    The main risk is that of incorrect information being given to young people and disclosures made by young people where they may be at risk of harm. All members of staff that deliver the YSYS programme are trained prior to delivery of any topic given and also shadow experienced staff in the first instance. PaYP also have a proactive safeguarding policy that is also underpinned by regular training of staff to ensure that appropriate action is taken including referral to services if needed.

    Reporting

    Donors will have access to PaYP's website where results of all programmes will be posted measured against the aims that will include annual reports . Where appropriate donors are also welcome to participate or observe the workshops subject to timetabling & capacity, and permission from Head Teachers

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £158,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £158,000 multi media workshops Deliver topical workshops identified in the project to 12000 young people
  • Background

    Location

    Coventry Warwickshire has many areas of deprivation and children and young people who are disadvantaged. Many of whom engage or are at risk of becoming involved with or are impacted upon by drugs, alcohol, bullying, cyber safety, discrimination, knife crime and gangs. These workshops have been accessed in the past that provide an alternative view of what many children and young people think is the norm because of their everyday experiences. The project will focus on schools in critical areas.

    Beneficiaries

    The project will benefit 12000 young people participating on the programme. Each workshop is delivered in a simplistic fun way that engages young people through drama, art, lyrics and dance. Additional benefits is the development of confidence and self esteem amongst young people who otherwise would not have participated in such activities. The programme is as much for aggressors to understand the impact they are having on individuals and communities as it is for victims of such activities.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    PaYP have delivered service to the most hard to reach and vulnerable young people for the past 11 years. Our knowledge and understanding of young people, family and communities is based on a foundation of a multi skilled diverse team. Our success across all our early intervention programmes has demonstrable proven impact. With an annual 60000 contact base in Warwickshire alone and feedback from children, parent/carers and community, PaYP are able to identify need that is targeted via partners.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Operations Manager

    To ensure staff are appropriately trained within the context of the topics delivered and safegaurding. Ensure quality of service, & aims are achieved

    Team Leader

    To support the manager in booking sessions and ensuring all resource is ready and staff are scheduled. To respond to disclosures & advise children.

    X 3 Activity Workers

    To motivate, encourage, challenge young people during workshops. Collate all resource created by young people and advise schools of potential outcomes

    Head Teachers

    To ensure curriculum facilitates workshop. Act on disclosures received. Enable children to develop a citizenship community project based on learning.

£395

One 2.5 hr session costing £4.51 per hr per child

Well organised, brilliantly resourced, fabulous delivery, controlled and personal

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