The Positive Role Models support service will work with young people aged 15-18 years in school, to build positive relationships, support their personal and social development, raise aspirations and build resilience. Demonstrating that positive role model support can have a positive impact on the outcomes and life chances of young people.
Volunteers will be recruited and trained, who will then provide positive role model support to young people in Cumbria. Role models will be assessed and then assigned to an individual, in order to ensure that they are placed with someone appropriate.
Support may also be delivered to small groups in workshop-based sessions. Themes of work include
Young people on the programme will be be experiencing at least one of:
Young people who have been identified as needing further support through the positive role model programme will work together within their school to create a social action project with the support of their positive role models.
Social action helps to develop a range of core transferable skills such as communication, resilience and problem solving to help young people move forward into the world of work and showcase examples on their CV. Each school will receive £400 to carry out their social action project, with the chance to become CUMBRIA'S SOCIAL ACTION CHAMPIONS, schools will be invited to showcase their social action project to become the winners, all involved will receive a certificate for their social action project.
CORE TRANSFERABLE SKILLS
Positive Role Models will have or be supported to:
If you are a school interested in our Positive Role Model project please CLICK HERE to view our schools offer and how we can help you meet the Gatsby Benchmark through this project.
How does it support the work of your school?
To become a Mentor or to find out more about the project please contact firstname.lastname@example.org