We are able to offer two programmes of support:

ENGAGE - weekly support in school for those struggling to engage.

CONNECT - a 12 week programme delivered on or offsite with small groups of young people who have been excluded from education.

ENGAGE

Who is it for?

The scheme is open for 11-16 year olds who are at risk of exclusion. We work with small groups, which can be a mix of ages and abilities.

What does it involve

Engage places us in your school for one day per week where we will deliver a bespoke programme of support that addresses young peoples barriers to participation, levels of motivation and well-being. We use a holistic approach to create work that inspires young people to plan for their future. We have an excellent track record of working with the most hard to engage young people and finding ways to challenge and motivate while improving relationships with key influencers in their lives.

YG has a flexible approach we realise that every school and student are different so we are happy to talk to you about individual programmes of support.

 

CONNECT

Who is it for?

The scheme is open to secondary school pupils who have been short or fixed term excluded. Exclusions may have been for a variety of reasons; bullying, violence, disruptive behaviour, drug use etc… Young Gloucestershire are experienced at working with young people from all backgrounds with complex needs. Young people will work in small groups with two dedicated Youth Workers. We can either deliver the programme to a group of students in your school or individuals are able to join a mixed cohort based here at YG.

What does it involve?

Young people will join us 9.30-2.30pm four days a week for a rolling 12 week programme of education and support. Each individual will receive a bespoke package of support tailored to their unique situation.

Young people will attend a mixture of classroom and activity based sessions, developing skills around resilience, managing relationships, improving self-belief, anger management, increasing self-esteem, and understanding working in a group.

The course maintains a focus on developing coping mechanisms that can be worked on with the school to help with reintegration and each young person will work towards a nationally recognised qualification.

Additional support:

Young Gloucestershire will work closely with both the school and the young person’s family to provide support and guidance to parents and teachers. We will work on managing challenging behaviour, understanding the family situation and other influences on the young person whilst considering interventions to change this.

Young Gloucestershire and its sister charity – Infobuzz, will provide one to one counselling and group therapy sessions utilising innovative approaches to address emotional challenges

Reintegration:

Young Gloucestershire will work with the young person, family and school to ensure a full plan of reintegration, utilising tested techniques and providing ongoing support to ensure success. Young Gloucestershire will remain a point of contact for all parties and where appropriate will continue to offer support to the young person through our drop-in centre - The Link.

For more information:

For more information about either of these programmes or to discuss the needs of a specific young person please contact us using the details at the bottom of this page.