SkyWay works with some of the most vulnerable young people in our society. We offer practical and emotional support through our core projects.
Our services are available to young people aged between 8 – 25 years old. We are community focused and deliver a wide range of activities and programmes in youth clubs, local sports centres, parks, housing estates and on the streets. All these services are FREE at the point of access.
We focus on the transitional stages young people go through as they move from childhood to young adulthood. We support them to develop the skills, confidence and resilience to address the challenges many of them face, helping them to form a positive sense of identity and increasing aspiration.
SkyWay Futures is split into three programmes:
For young people aged 8 – 14 years old, focusing on developing their skills, confidence and resilience, providing a safe environment, diverting them away from criminal and anti-social behaviour, supporting positive engagement with the community and increasing their expectations about what they can achieve.
Young people taking part in our summer bike project.
For young people aged 15+ providing targeted support to develop resilience and confidence, widen their choices for their futures and encourage independence, responsibility and self-determination.
Term-time and holiday sessions which engage young people in fun activities and build positive relationships between young people and the wider community.
We spent a weekend away at the Paccar Scout Camp on our 2015 residential trip.
Employment and Enterprise
We support young people to develop and utilise their skills, helping them to gain qualifications, experience and employment through job clubs and one to one to support and advice. We also give them the opportunity, advice and support to create their own business.
We teach and facilitate the education of young people at risk of low attendance or social exclusion. We deliver a comprehensive range of vocational learning including: enterprise, mechanics, beauty, literacy and numeracy to support the positive progression of the young people.
SkyWay Ambassadors is our highly commended peer development programme. The Ambassadors are trained and gain qualifications to support the delivery of activities and workshops for younger children who see them as positive role models they want to emulate. SkyWay Ambassadors volunteer and work in the local community, delivering activities in community settings and schools, and some continue training to become the next cohort of youth workers.
SkyWay Ambassadors specialise in providing support in:
Mental health awareness
Healthy eating and budgeting
Leadership and mentoring
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