The POP project
POP supports young people (aged 16-25) who experience barriers to education, training or employment. It’s a ten-session creative course focusing on team building skills, and is Level 2 CERTA accredited.
Sessions are fun and informal, exploring what makes a good team, understanding team roles and personalities, and learning how to set clear goals. Creative activities include drawing, quizzes, mask making, role play and a final collaborative piece of artwork designed together by the group.
The aim of the sessions is to provide young people with the skills and confidence to move into further education, training or volunteering opportunities. There are also opportunities to volunteer with the project to support the next intake, and we work with local partners to provide progression opportunities once the project has ended.
We welcome referrals to POP from partner organisations, as well as self-referrals from young people or their parents.
Alongside POP, we also run a supported drop-in session for young people.
The Justart project works with young people referred to us by the Bradford Youth Offending Team as part of a program engaging them in the community, providing education and training, and encouraging personal development.
Justart,which began in the year 2000, gives young people the opportunity to develop their interests, skills and creativity in a range of art and craft activities, including painting, drawing, collage, printmaking, model making, woodwork and sculpture. Currently we are making bird and bat boxes for the Aire River Trust to install at sites along the riverbanks.