‘My Life’ was a project delivered for young parents, offering them the opportunity to create a documentary of their experiences and views of being a young parent.
They have decided that they would like to continue the work and create a platform for their film. They also feel strongly about wanting to gain the necessary skills required to enhance their quality of life for themselves and their children, they understand that to achieve this it is essential they enter into training and employment.
The idea for this project has come directly from consultation with young parents on a previous project delivered with young parents.
The Pathways to Employment project is a training programme aimed at young parents. The aim of the programme is for the young parents to gain the understanding and skills required to deliver continuing professional development training to a wide range of statutory and voluntary staff that tackles issues of being a young parent. The CPD created will be supported by the documentary above made by young parents which aims to challenge the stereotype of young parents.
The CPD will be aimed at professionals working with young parents and young parents themselves. Face Front staff are arts award assessors and through successful completion of the programme the young parents will receive an Arts Award accreditation.
The outcomes aimed to be achieved for the young people include:
- Creating pathways into employment
- Improved self esteem
- Developed sense of self worth
- Enhanced communication skills
- Ability to work as a team
- Skills for work such as punctuality, discipline initiative and responsibility
The programme aims to provide the tools and support required for the young parents to feel confident to enter into employment. The above range of transferable social and professional skills will enable the process to take place.
For more information contact the office on 020 8350 3461