We've been going through healthy relationships in the sessions in the lead up to White Ribbon Day, as well as for the 16 days of activism afterwards. We've discussed gender stereotypes, what the young people would do if they received a negative text from their partners, and had a 'court debate' about healthy relationships with the older boys arguing for and against the points brought up.
They also discussed ways we can be helpful to others as part of White Ribbon, and looked at unhealthy relationships in the media and had the young people think of healthier scenarios.
Thank you De La Pole Lodge 1605 and Dave Duffill for the lovely donation of £50 raised from collecting cans. We're also grateful for the huge collection of brand new books that were gifted by your book club to be put towards our Santa's Grotto; we know they'll go down a treat.
Congratulations to our Christmas card competition winners! We're so grateful for all of the help we've had from our service users, the amount of effort put into the funders & supporters cards could be seen in the quality and we'll be proudly sending them off next month. We picked three names from a hat from everyone that pitched in and bought the winners personalised gifts - sadly the young person that won too was too eager to start using her hot chocolate kit that we never had chance to get a photo!
We're celebrating #YouthWorkWeek this year in all of our sessions and across the community as youth work has a positive impact on more than just the young people we see in our sessions.
We had our service users answer the questions "Why is youth work important in our community?", "What would it be like without youth work?", and "Why is youth work important to me?" and then recorded some of the answers. We put them together in a compilation so we could see what benefit youth work is bringing our area - or more specifically what benefit has been recognised.
The young people also put a video together that showed off all of the rooms in our building that get used day to day in Youth Work aka every single one!
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