Personal development and support

Tailored support packages for individual young people are delivered by trained practitioners.

YC Hertfordshire has experience and specialist knowledge in offering sustained support for vulnerable young people by helping overcome barriers to progression. Issues and needs successfully addressed include lack of positive aspirations, emotional support, recognising potential, planning and preparing for independence.

Amongst outcomes expected are: improving attendance issues, raising achievement and engagement, boosting post-16 retention and improving relationships within the learning environment.

The practitioner works with the young person to identify areas for development, barriers to achieving their goals and both presenting and underpinning issues. By developing a realistic action plan the practitioner helps a young person set achievable targets for progression, promoting positiveself-belief in their strengths, skills and personal qualities.

When required, the practitioner will work closely with parents, teachers or other key agencies to develop innovative and long lasting solutions to ensure young people have a smoother and less problematic journey throughout the educational system.

“YC Hertfordshire has helped me a lot over the past few years. I was able to confide in my YC Hertfordshire worker when things weren’t so good at home through my last school years, now I’m doing a college course which was set up through YC Hertfordshire. I wouldn’t be doing as well as I am if it wasn’t for the organisation.”

“I found the sessions very useful. I learnt different ways of revising and dealing with stress, it helped me a lot.”

We can also offer short courses and indviidual sessions. The nature and content of any group work will be designed to respond to needs, to deliver planned outcomes and can be tailored to specific groups.

Examples of group work offered include:

  • Employability skills
  • Health and well being
  • Developing personal and social skills

 As well as a comprehensive range of themes, Youth Connexions can also offer sustained group work packages for young people who are identified as being at risk of dropping out of education or who are not progressing as they should.

Click! raises young people’s aspirations, motivation and achievement.

“It has opened my views and opinions and I feel better about myself.”
“It helped me build skills to help me in later life.”
“I would recommend this to everyone.”
“I have focussed more.”
“I've got more positive hopes for the future; I know where I'm heading….”

Click! can be designed to the needs of your organisation.

Over 95% of Click! participants have made a successful transition into work and/or training.

For fuller details of all our services please go to our Services for Schools and Colleges page.

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