DESCRIPTIONS OF PAST CYV PROJECTS

Project: Aylesbury Community Youth Connect 2019

Project Description: Aylesbury Community Youth Connect was a community engagement and street based project using positive activities to target young people in areas suffering from poverty, crime, anti-social behaviour and boredom. Through interactive, physically active and engaging sessions youth workers and coaches took the opportunity to build relationships, rapport and trust with the prospect of them participating in a number of workshops with a focus on educating young people on themes such as active citizenship, critical thinking, self-worth and staying safe.

Priorities:

  • Safeguarding our Vulnerable

  • Creating Opportunities and Building Self-Reliance

  • Keeping Buckinghamshire Thriving and Attractive

 

Partners: St Peters Church, Footprints, Meadowcroft and Quarrendon Community Centre, Empower to Cook CIC, Switch, Kayambi- English Boxing Champion and LEAP sports partnership

Funded by:  Greater Aylesbury Local Area Forum (BCC)

Project: Wycombe Streetz 2019- 2020

Project Description: Wycombe Streets Project was a pilot Streetbased project embedding youth work in the heart of the community through detached youth work. The areas targeted in Wycombe were Downley, Castlefield, Micklefield and Totteridge. Sessions incorporated sports, fitness, team activities, cooking, music, skills based learning and discussion as well as linking into youth centres and projects

Priorities:

  • Safeguarding our Vulnerable

  • Creating  Opportunities and Building Self-Reliance

  • Keeping Buckinghamshire Thriving and Attractive

 

Partners: Buckinghamshire Council Family Support Service, MamaBee, YMCA, TVP, Switch, Fitness Garden, Khepera CIC, The Home Group, Khepera CIC, Fitness Garden, Downley YC, Buckinghamshire Council Family Support Service and the Roundhouse YC.

Funded by:  High Wycombe Local Area Forum

Project: Lane End Streetz 2019-2020

Project Description: Lane End Streets Project was a pilot Street based project embedding youth work in the heart of the community through detached youth work. Working alongside TVP and community youth organisations and clubs, we used innovative and engaging positive activities to work with young people direct on the street corners; in playing fields and bus shelters. 

Sessions incorporate sports, team activities, cooking, skills based learning and discussions as well as linking into accessible youth centres and projects such Fitness Garden, Khepera CIC (Foodie Fridays) and the Roundhouse Youth Centre.

Priorities:

  • Safeguarding our Vulnerable

  • Creating  Opportunities and Building Self-Reliance

  • Keeping Buckinghamshire Thriving and Attractive

 

Partners: TVP, Switch, Fitness Garden, Khepera CIC, Roundhouse YC

Funded by: SW Chilterns Local Area Forum

Project: Cook Cohesion 2019 (High Wycombe Pilot)

Project Description

Cook Cohesion is a three day youth project bringing young people together to celebrate diversity and cohesion through cooking workshops. 

High Wycombe has vast and ethnic mix of cultures, backgrounds, traditions and histories and this was a chance for young people to not only explore these through food and different cuisines but also to celebrate the extensive vibrant multicultural town they live in.

Not many projects that use food to navigate cohesion locally and it was identified that it would be a great learning experience in social education as well as developing culinary skills and competences from basic cookery through to dynamic dishes.

Food is viewed to be the ultimate social agent and throughout the duration of the project the participants will share traditional dishes, cook healthy meals and the young people will eat their creations together. There was be a range of aspects covered from history of traditional dishes, cooking styles and methods, food hygiene, basic cooking skills, healthy lifestyles and of course the social outcomes such as cultural awareness and understanding, diversity, tolerance and acceptance.

 

Priorities:

  • Nutrition & healthy eating

  • Food Hygiene

  • Practical cooking skills

  • Culture and traditions

  • Teamwork

  • Food awareness

 

Thanks to all the volunteers including cooks from Zink and Khepera CIC

Funded by: Wycombe District Council and CYV CIC

Project: 'Sound Inclusion' (Wycombe Youth Services Partnership)

Project Description: 'Sound Inclusion' is a collaborative project working to engage with young people identified as at risk of negative activity and street groups through a cooperation of local youth providers. Using the power of music as a focus the project develops social and personal skills, community awareness and tackles issues such as youth crime prevention, gang and knife activity and anti-social behaviour.
Using the medium of music as a focus to engage through relevant and attractive methods, build trust and relationships between professionals and young people as well as involving focused work with the police, youth offending service, onerecoverybucks, sexual health workers, youth worker and youth music workers. Our program will focus on topics such as media and influences, community and identity; communication and expression through to behaviour and safety. 
Coming together to build the aspirations of young people in the area to achieve and celebrate skills, become motivated and inspired to follow positive career routes, reengage with education and with support services and gain awareness of opportunities available to them. We want to recreate a culture of support, a culture of community and a place where young people feel safe to be themselves as well as comfortable to work with professionals. 
 

Priorities:

  • Safeguarding our Vulnerable

  • Creating Opportunities and Building Self-Reliance

  • Youth Support

Funded by: Police Property Act

Project: Skills4Life 2019-2020

Project Description: ‘Skills4Life’ was an innovative youth project involving community volunteers and professionals in interactive youth workshops. Sharing knowledge, competences, expertise and life skills; to enhance young people’s lives and future potential.

Across six sessions over 25 young people Skills4Life brought young people together with professionals and volunteers from their local community to try new practices and activities that would often be regarded as ‘traditional skills.’

The workshops and sessions focussed on:

  • Health, Fitness & Wellbeing- (Healthy eating, Water confidence, Bike maintenance, Croquet, Outdoor Games)

  • Cooking & Food Management - (Using an oven, Cake making, Egg styles eg French Toast, Omelettes, Pancakes and Egg Mayonnaise, Popping popcorn and Growing Cress) 

  • Gardening and Environmental work - (Using a Lawnmower, Shears, Pruning, Conservation etc)

  • Electronics & DIY (How to change a plug/ fuse, Electrical safety, Screwdrivers and power tools)

  • Creativity and the Arts – (Glass Painting, Weaving, Upcycling, Art & Crafts, Needlecraft)

Thank you to all the volunteers that gave their time to support this project

Funded by: Beaconsfield Decided 2019

Project: Youthbase HP5

Project Description: Youth Base (HP5) was a pilot project with the intention of establishing possible provision of secondary age young people and direct engagement in the town centre of Chesham. Compiling a network of resources, a network of partners, linking into local schools and endorsing street based youth work to see if there is potential in providing quality positive activities. Across four months Community Youth Ventures used a multi level approach to engaging with young people in Lowndes Park, the town centre and through the school network.

With the objectives of :

1) combating anti social behaviour and negative street groups

2) Supporting the local youth centre to expand into older youth engagement

3) Explore the LEAP satellite clubs opportunity 

Priorities:

  • Safeguarding our Vulnerable

  • Creating Opportunities and Building Self-Reliance

  • Keeping Buckinghamshire Thriving and Attractive

 

Partners: Chesham Youth Centre, LEAP, Chesham Cricket Club,

 

Funded by Chiltern District Council & Chesham Local Area Forum

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