One of our main aim's is to train potential advisers/tutors and so for this to become a sustainable project for communities.
Generating momentum and energy, ideas and creativity, within the charities we work alongside and the community. There are role-models within the organisation, people who inspire. There is opportunity for the young people to become role-models themselves. Ambassadorial roles. To involve themselves in these activities to inspire future generations. So that there is continuation, sustainability, progress, change.
Its an opportunity for young people who may not get qualifications, for whatever reason or circumstance, to be recognised for their knowledge, efforts and skill.
As an open and equal access course, we do not have set criteria for who can or should benefit, however we aim to reflect the wider demographics in the membership of Grooveschool, and actively encourage participation from groups who face particular barriers and discrimination.
The programme is open to all, however Grooveschool has a commitment to work with young people who are at risk of offending or re-offending. Hence one of our current projects being for 10-19 year olds. The demographic, ethnicity, age and gender for those in the local area likely to fall into that category is well documented. Our goal is to make available something of interest to these young people that they may occupy their time with so that they may gain and build confidence, self awareness and worth.
We have created some of the projects so that the cost is free, in order to encourage young people from poorer backgrounds to be involved.