On the streets in Barnsley.
Our detached youth work teams across Barnsley offer opportunities for young people to achieve their ambitions through fun, inspirational, challenging and developmental youth work. Street-based training, outdoor education and social action projects are among many methods we adopt to support young people in places like Kendray, Worsborough, Hoyle Mill and Royston.
The long-term aim of our work in the area is to establish a growing culture of ambition, learning and attainment among young people, underpinned by increased activity levels and improved physical health. The work is aimed at the most marginalised and disengaged 13-19-year-olds and is delivered on street corners, in parks, outside shops and other areas frequented by groups.
The project offers programmes of activity as a vehicle to help young people improve access to learning, develop their life skills and keep inter-generational tensions at low levels. Where there are issues of anti-social behaviour, youth violence, crime or drugs, youth workers deliver ‘StreetSafe’ workshops – high-impact sessions, engaging young people vulnerable to involvement in crime and violence.