See below for a list of our current roster of programs focused on youth outreach and engagement. Our Building Characters program is coupled with our SFSC parent program, to provide holistic family engagement.
Age group 12 - 18
This program is geared specifically at helping young people understand themselves & how they resolve conflict. Our aim over this intensive program is to support and foster the discovery of better options for success in life, and an understanding of how important managing conflict is for this. In our one on one sessions, we introduce young people to new positive mindsets, such as how to foster and maintain positive relationships, and how to properly calculate risk and reward in life.
Our workshops combine one on one mentoring, real life experience, and topical discussion. We use different methods to create open honest dialogue and set out plans and targets that these young people can follow through, with our support, well after the program has ended. Our aim is to show the young people where they could be, but also to leave them with the knowledge of the type of person they need to be to get there.
GROUP SCHOOL & COMMUNITY PROGRAM
Age group 13 - 18
Building characters’ is our group program which focuses on reaching at risk young people, many of which struggle with attendance, learning and functioning in education. We also work with students who struggle with confidence and find it hard to express themselves well in the conventional classroom.
Many of these young people have strong leadership qualities. While many may look at these groups as challenging, we believe that helping them facilitate a shift in their behaviour can be the catalyst to build stronger, focused year groups and community leaders.
We utilise a host of special guest speakers, many of which have come from the same background as these young people and are now excelling in their chosen fields of work. Professional training and networking opportunities are provided throughout the program. Alongside this we run AN ACCREDITED ARTS AWARD program for the students, in music creation and study, with GCSE grade level equivalents. This is then put into practice during “Opening Night” where our young people plan their own full length production based on decisions that they plan to make for their futures.
Age group 16 - 21
#MyScript focuses on encouraging expression and creativity through performing arts. In this program, we bring community engagement to another level. #MyScript provides a space for young people to not only express themselves creatively but also have access to training and opportunities within the creative sector. These workshops are managed by our special guest experts in each field.
We facilitate discussion/debate around important issues to young people and the best youth-led solutions. Following this, the cohort are given an opportunity to start planning a showcase focused on addressing a key issue that they have chosen, utilising MUSIC, DRAMA, FILM and SPOKEN WORD. In this live event, our cohort will have opportunity to have hands-on experience in developing film, photography, production and stage-management skills.