If you’re a young person, our Printworks building offers the chance for you to drop in to talk about ANYTHING:
E.g. life, jobs, volunteering, extra training (college/vocational), getting your own place, mentoring or join our ‘Hangout’ sessions on a Monday night (14 – 25’s only).
There are many 1-2-1 and group sessions, check out the orange list. If you’re a member of the community looking to get involved with our intergenerational activities including volunteer mentoring, or digital champions; check out the orange list.
The POINT Across Communities (PAC) Big Lottery funded project (July 2017-June 2020) provides activities and services for young people to increase their employability, life skills and sense of belonging within the community. This is achieved through opportunities for job related training, work placements and volunteering, enterprise initiatives and workshops that build confidence, self-esteem.
There is a large a focus on formal inter-generational projects such as one to one/ group mentoring where older members of the community are safely recruited and trained to work with young people, on hobbies, interests, life skills, employ-ability skills etc. There are opportunities for skill swaps e.g. inter-generational bowling and ICT digital champions where young people train to provide ICT support to older people in the community. Young people and community members can also be trained as ‘Dementia Friends’ (working alongside the Alzheimer’s Society) to put on arts events in partnership with Theatr Gwaun.
Our drive is to develop a community that shares skills with one another to create a community that is strong cohesive and resilient to the challenges that modern life presents. The overall aim of this project is to expand upon what we have already been achieving with our POINT Means Jobs project (our previous Big Lottery funded project) with employ-ability skills for young people, by actively promoting and encouraging young people to embrace the companionship and support from older members of the community.
We call upon older and younger members of the community with informal and formal opportunities for volunteering and mutual skill sharing, in a way that will enhance young people’s employ-ability and life skills; with the fringe benefit of increasing the productivity and confidence of older people through their engagement with a group of people they would not usually interact with. This project is an opportunity for both groups to experience an increased sense of understanding of each other, which in turn will create more community cohesion.
Your help will allow us to continue to do the wonderful work that our qualified youth workers have been doing for all these years.
The young volunteers gain Food Hygiene and Barista certificates and experience for use on their CV’s which will then help them on the road towards gaining employment.
Helping young people to increase their employability, life skills and sense of belonging within the community.
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