Our programmes provide the skills, knowledge and confidence to help young people better understand pathways to apprenticeships, higher education and better jobs.
I’m really confident and don’t get worried anymore. South Bristol Youth have helped me with my confidence and taken me out of my comfort zone. Thanks!
EACH PROGRAMME HAS FIVE COMMON ELEMENTS
Information, advice, guidance and support to better understand pathways to work, apprenticeships, FE and HE Experience and research tell us that students lack knowledge rather than aspiration and that they need practical help to make the best choices.
Speaking, listening and writing skills development South Bristol Youth puts a particular focus on communication skills so students learn how to clearly express their thoughts and ideas and present themselves well.
Building cultural and social capital We help young people build links with people and organisations across Bristol. This gives them a sense of ownership of their city and the confidence to access premier arts and heritage venues in the city (cultural capital), and new networks (social capital) to help them in the future.
Developing positive character traits We help young people to appreciate and develop curiosity, perseverance, conscientiousness, optimism and self-control and to understand how these traits will help them to do well in life.
Parental engagement Family support and encouragement with education makes a huge difference to a young person’s development. We meet parents and carers regularly, invite them to celebrate their children’s achievements and put on special events for them on a range of topics.