Our projects for young people are not currently running. We’re exploring future funding opportunities for projects working with young people.
The POP project
POP was a ten-session creative course supporting young people (aged 16-25) experiencing barriers to education, training or employment. It was Level 2 CERTA accredited.
Sessions were fun and informal, exploring what makes a good team, understanding team roles and personalities, and learning how to set clear goals. Creative activities included drawing, quizzes, mask making, role play and a final collaborative piece of artwork designed together by the group.
The aim of the sessions was to provide young people with the skills and confidence to move into further education, training or volunteering opportunities. There were also opportunities to volunteer with the project to support the next intake, and we worked with local partners to provide progression opportunities once the project ended.
Justart ran from 2000 to 2022, and gave 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. You can read more about Justart in a reflection from Vic, the project leader, on the ending of the project.