Alongside our schools work we concentrate our efforts where there is most need and little or no other support available. This means working with young people who are in care or leaving care, those who are disengaging with the education system and who are at risk of becoming NEET, or those who are struggling with a range of social and emotional issues. Our approach in Luton involves delivering mentoring and therapeutic group work, specific courses, projects, detached work, a drop-in centre, residentials and Summer Camp.
We run youth programmes every afternoon after school and college, and specific programmes and courses throughout the year. Each project is explained in brief below, but for more information click the link of the project you are interested in to read more about it.
DAILY AFTER SCHOOL
We run youth programmes every afternoon during term-time for young people aged 11-19.
Monday: Year 7-8 | Wednesday: Year 9-11 | Thursday: Year 12-13 | Our after school drop-in includes PS4s, a pool table, iMacs, games, and a free hot dinner.
The Hope Afternoon is a safe, creative drop-in space for young people, with a focus on supporting them with their mental health and wellbeing.
Our after-school courses are run for a number of weeks throughout the school year and open to referred young people.
#OpenHouse is a pioneering initiative aimed at tackling the fast-growing sense of social isolation amongst young people.
Created is an eight-week course that exists to help young people explore their mental health and wellbeing through art and creativity.