We’re early into the new year, the nights are cold, yet our StreetSmart programme is back in full swing!
Youth workers are out on the streets of Doncaster, Wakefield and Barnsley delivering short training programmes to boost skills and positive attitudes. Tablets, smartphones and Wi-Fi units are being used to create a truly ‘mobile’ training experience. Young people are also being offered visits to colleges and universities in the region, with a view to broadening horizons and increasing aspirations.
StreetSmart is an innovative scheme that improves skills, employability prospects and educational advancement, by taking training and accreditation to street level. It takes two issues – (i) low education outcomes and (ii) street-gathering – and combines them to form an innovative response.