YC Hertfordshire will be running our Positive Alternatives programme over the holidays this year. There will be projects for two age groups: 11-13/14 and 14-17.
What is the Positive Alternative programme?
The Positive Alternatives programme will be run by trained Youth Workers and is aimed at young people at risk of involvement with gangs and violence, focusing on risky behaviour and consequences. It is designed to demonstrate positive lifestyle alternatives, helping the young person make the right choices for their future. There are ten dynamic and interactive workshops sessions which will be run over a period of two weeks. The sessions will explore identity and belonging, gang culture stereotypes and gender, responsibilities, county lines, knife crime and reducing use of weapons. We will also be running sports or music workshops each day as part of the programme, which were particularly popular last year.
We will be running the programme in North Herts.
Who is eligible?
Please consider a referral if you are working with a young person who:
- is not in employment, education or training
- is persistently absent and/or excluded from school or an Educational Support Centre
- is at risk of child criminal exploitation
- has poor mental health
- is considered at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation
Referrals can be made by parents or professionals or a self-referral. Once we receive your referral we will be in touch with the young person and their parent/carer to arrange an initial meeting and discuss whether the programme is suitable for their needs.
In the first link you will find information on our referral process.
Herts Sports Partnership
We are doing our very best to deliver HSP's award winning Fit, Fed & Read programme this summer and are open for registrations now! Rest assured we are following Government guidelines to ensure the safety of all participants.
Our programme will run from Monday 27 July to Thursday 20 August, 10am to 2pm. Four days a week, four hours a day, for four weeks.
- Aged 8-11
- Eligible for free school meals
Ninja Angels is the Christchurch Hitchin summer holiday club for 5-11 year olds. This year it’s running live on Zoom! From Monday 27 Jul 2020,– Friday 31 July 2020, 09:50am to 11:30am. All the resources needed for the activities will be delivered to your door.
There will be a exciting mixture of interactive presentations and discussions, music and drama, crafts and games. We will even deliver a craft and activity pack to your door so that will provide the resources needed to join in with everything.
Our suggested donation is £5 per child. However the amount you donate is entirely optional (you can send all your children for as little as £1 for the week). If the cost is prohibitive for your family please contact us as there are free places available.
Imagination Arts Summer camp (via zoom)
Uplay Sport Summer Camps
Families Online UK
If you are looking for free activities to keep the kids entertained, Families Online UK have got you covered.
Take a look at these ideas for the best free things to do this July, guaranteed to keep boredom at bay!