Youth Challenge is working with the older members and their parents/carers of our performing arts club members to make this group become more sustainable and effective, by building in a new training programme for older members, developing staff and volunteer skills, becoming more effective in fundraising for the group and effective within themselves.
This programme of work will offer training sessions to the 16 -25 disabled group members and parents/carers in order for them to be able to run the group in the future (with support from arts practitioners and youth workers) including both arts leadership, support skills and mentoring, the programme will enable the disabled children and young people to perform plays/scenarios about their lives and subjects of concern to them to a range of service providers both voluntary groups and statutory organisations to affect positive social change at networking events and conferences.
We want to ensure that we give disabled young people the opportunity to develop and hone their skills over a sustained period and to create pathways for the older participants from running/supporting the group to further volunteering, training and/or employment opportunities.
15+ disabled children and young people from 11 – 19 years with learning, sensory and/or mobility impairments will gain improved quality of life through enhanced self esteem and confidence, greater independence skills, arts skills, an enriched social life and sense of belonging.
6+ disabled young people from 16 – 25 will gain work skills, accreditation through the Arts Awards, team and leadership skills to improve their chances of employment, further training or voluntary work.
4+ Family members will gain skills to run/support the performing arts club, resulting in decreased isolation, work skills, advocacy skills, wider understanding of the issues facing young disabled people growing up.
For more information contact the office on 020 8350 3461