Find your Fire is a 9 month Youth Leadership Development Programme for Oxford 14-19 year olds running from September 2016 to June 2017. The approach is based on building trusting and supportive relationships between each young person and one or two adult workers including a coach.
About Find your Fire
Find your Fire has four components.
- Building awareness of positive life choices. Through engaging with each other, young people are exposed to a range of opportunities previously unknown to them and successfully complete challenges that might at first be considered too difficult.
- Accredited qualification – Each young person will gain a Level 1 NOCN award in skills for employment, training and personal development.
- Peer Education Projects Young people work together to create ways of supporting their peers, for example developing an app or producing a song, working with specialists, such as musicians, as appropriate.
- Supportive environment - Young people can choose their own coach or mentor who supports the young person in any area they choose, including: confidence building, skills development, relationships or additional tutoring in Maths and English if required.
Each young person commits to one academic year of weekly sessions and a maximum of three away adventures.
Who is running it?
The project has been developed by young people along with a broad cross section of partners working in East/South Oxford Donnington Doorstep, St. Luke’s Church, Oxford Youth Works, Oxford CYM, Barnardo’s and Viva. We are part funded with a Youth Ambition Grant from Oxford City Council and an Awards for All grant.
The project seeks to support students and young people aged 14-19 in Oxford City, particularly those with a more vocational learning style. Our aim is to increase their confidence, raise their aspirations and boost their skills so that they can get involved in mainstream education or training provision so improving life chances and employability.
Know a young person who might benefit?
Read the leaflet for September starters or contact Marie on 07901 656686 or Hannah on 07415 603815