Project information

b:You girl's project

'Dad hasn't got time for you'

'Nobody cares about you'

Primary school girls can face lots of pressures that even adults would find hard to cope with. The impact can be toxic with long lasting results.

'You can make friends'

'You are cared'

b:You involves small group and afterschool support.

Ongoing

Charity information: CRiBS Charitable Trust

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  • Need

    Need

    Girls can face many pressures over the way they look, the need to fit in, the need to cope with issues at home or school and more. High numbers of primary girls dieting is just one example of underlying heart issues that need to be addressed if we are to avoid a generation of young people who suffer from poor well-being, poor life chances and an inability to form relationships.

    Solution

    b:You tackles the underlying issues in a series of small group sessions called HeartSense. We team this up with afterschool clubs where girls can be themselves, having fun, discovering new talents and working on their social skills.

    We have seen relationships restored, girls more able to settle in the classroom and more able to cope with their emotions.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Outcome: Increased personal development.
    Indicator: 65% improvement in attitude to learning etc

    Activities

    » HeartSense small group sessions. Working through a professionally adapted programme to look at skills like anger issues, forgiveness, listening etc.
    » Clubs. Building social skills and discovering new talents like African drumming and dancing.

    Registers, questionnaires to school staff, children, our staff and parents, quotes and case studies are all used for our monitoring and evaluation.


    Aim 2

    Outcome: Improved Social Skills.
    Indicator: 65% Improved respect and listening.

    Activities

    » HeartSense small group sessions. Working through a professionally adapted programme to look at skills like anger issues, forgiveness, listening etc.
    » Clubs. Building social skills and discovering new talents like African drumming and dancing.

    Registers, questionnaires to school staff, children, our staff and parents, quotes and case studies are all used for our monitoring and evaluation.


    Aim 3

    Outcome: Improved Emotional Skills
    Indicator: A 65% improvement in wellbeing etc

    Activities

    » HeartSense.
    » Clubs.

    Registers, questionnaires to school staff, children, our staff and parents, quotes and case studies are all used for our monitoring and evaluation.


    Aim 4

    Long term outcome: Improved Behaviour
    Indicator: Majority positive case studies.

    Activities

    » Depending on the school we can offer lunchtime follow up sessions for those children who want or need support beyond the term-long intervention.

    Registers, questionnaires to school staff, children, our staff and parents, quotes and case studies are all used for our monitoring and evaluation.


    Aim 5

    Long term outcome: Improved Academic Results
    Indicator: Majority of case studies from schools.

    Activities

    » The above activities are a precursor to being able to settle in class and be ready to learn.

    Registers, questionnaires to school staff, children, our staff and parents, quotes and case studies are all used for our monitoring and evaluation.


  • Impact

    Impact

    See long term outcomes above.

    Risk

    Funding crisis in schools. We provide b:You at a subsidised rate and although many want b:You they cannot afford it, putting a greater burden on our fundraising. We continue to adapt and have run mixed sex groups and part projects (eg just clubs).

    Schools not providing data- we make sure that
    schools know about the need for data at the beginning of our work.

    Child protection issues- staff and volunteers undergo DBS and other checks and training. They adhere to our Child Protection Policy.

    Reporting

    We are happy to discuss reporting to donors according to their needs. Normally we report on our indicators and aim to give statistical feedback and the human side through case studies. Donors are welcome to meet us and we may be able to invite them to a club if the school agree.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £31,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £27,000 staff staff to lead small groups and afterschool clubs, a proportion of management/fundraising costs
      £4,000 resources resources, publicity, insurance etc

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Schools £20,000 Conditional
    Proportion of Regular gifts £1,000 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    b:You takes place currently in schools in the London Borough of Bexley. Schools come from a range of areas and have various issues.

    Beneficiaries

    Primary children are selected by teachers on the basis of need, perhaps they are looked after children who are having difficulty mixing with other children, children who have suffered severe loss, who have special needs and need help in knowing how to relate to others or the like.
    Teachers and classes will benefit from pupils who have the life skills to settle, relate well and learn well.
    Families and society will benefit from children who mature into balanced individuals ready to contribute.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    CRiBS has a good reputation of working in schools in the borough built up over twenty five years. Our project draws on this joint experience and that of the staff who make it up.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Mark Leveson

    Mark has been in leadership in the community for over twenty years and is bringing this expertise to CRiBS.

    B:You Team Leader

    The team leader oversees the HeartSense sessions and the after-school clubs holding the project together and reporting to the CEO.

    Koru Volunteers

    Committed volunteers make the project happen, and at good value. The youth and enthusiasm of these gap year helpers means that the girls love them!

'a great antidote to the many pressures girls face.’

Parent