RELATIONSHIPS IN COMMUNITIES

OUR PROJECTS

Our projects all start from the same place of providing:

somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to

We want all young people to have the support they need to be healthy, stay safe, have fun, achieve, make a positive contribution and develop emotional well-being.

Our projects will in their own unique way address the four key underlying factors leading to anti-social behaviour in young people:

• Underachievement in education

• Low self-esteem

• Lack of positive role models

• Non-constructive use of time

Our Projects support Churches to connect with young people in their wider community. They also seek to complement the broad objectives of police and other agencies.

DETACHED YOUTH WORK

Volunteers walk the local area getting alongside young people on their own territory, such as streets, cafés and parks, at times that are appropriate to them and on their terms.

It begins where young people are in terms of their values, attitudes, issues and ambitions and is concerned with their personal and social development. It develops relationships that foster trust and respect. Chatting with young people about anything and everything can be helpful in diffusing any simmering tensions between rival groups of youth. It can also be helpful in reducing tensions internally about any worries or concerns they might have.

MENTORING RELATIONSHIPS

This is an effective way of reducing the risk and impact of social exclusion. Young people facing acute problems such as family breakdown, difficulties at school, substance abuse and stress are helped through formal and informal mentoring.

Watch this space as we launch a mentoring programme in due course.

LOCAL CHURCHES

Engage Trust UK will be a bridge between young people and local churches. Churches will provide volunteers and funding and Engage will partner with churches to enable them to have a positive and effective presence in their community.

We are looking to partner with churches across the city to reach people with the good news message of Jesus. We would really like to hear from you, so if you are interested, please get in touch.

WORKING WITH SCHOOLS

Engage Trust UK seeks to develop links with schools in order to offer pastoral care, support emotional wellbeing and to help underachieving young people (and those at risk of exclusion) through a range of programmes.

We are currently developing a 13 week programme focussing on 'emotional wellbeing' to be delivered in to schools. We expect to be ready to present to interested schools around March 2017 with the view to piloting the programme September 2017.

Specially designed activities will be used to identify problem areas and triggers. Opportunity for discussion to explore these feelings and issues will be given to help take down, brick by brick, the barriers to the young people’s progression. It will also act as a building block to speak truth, life and hope into their lives.

If you are interested, we would love to hear from you.

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

The project will promote community cohesion through neighbourhood celebrations such as, fun-days, sports, social action projects and performing arts events to draw people together and renew community pride.

In August 2015 we ran ‘Engage at the Rec’. The sun shone gloriously on 29th August, and a team of fantastic volunteers helped to ensure that the first community fun day was a success. Local families were delighted to have an event of this kind on their doorstep and it was a privilege to be able to provide the local community with this for free. Well over 120 people attended the event and we look forward to building on this in the years to come.

In August 2016 we took a group of young people we are engaging with on some trips. The young people had a good time and the weather again was great.

We would like to host a citywide event called 'Engage the City' in future where we are looking to partner with churches across the city to reach people with the good news message of Jesus.

If you or your church are interested to hear more of this project and how you can get involved, we would love to hear from you.

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RELATIONSHIPS IN COMMUNITIES

RELATIONSHIPS IN COMMUNITIES

RELATIONSHIPS IN COMMUNITIES

MENTORING RELATIONSHIPS

This is an effective way of reducing the risk and impact of social exclusion. Young people facing acute problems such as family breakdown, difficulties at school, substance abuse and stress are helped through formal and informal mentoring.

Watch this space as we launch a mentoring programme in due course.

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

The project will promote community cohesion through neighbourhood celebrations such as, fun-days, sports, social action projects and performing arts events to draw people together and renew community pride.

In August 2015 we ran ‘Engage at the Rec’. The sun shone gloriously on 29th August, and a team of fantastic volunteers helped to ensure that the first community fun day was a success. Local families were delighted to have an event of this kind on their doorstep and it was a privilege to be able to provide the local community with this for free. Well over 120 people attended the event and we look forward to building on this in the years to come.

In August 2016 we took a group of young people we are engaging with on some trips. The young people had a good time and the weather again was great.

We would like to host a citywide event called 'Engage the City' in future where we are looking to partner with churches across the city to reach people with the good news message of Jesus.

If you or your church are interested to hear more of this project and how you can get involved, we would love to hear from you.