At the heart of our provision is the vision to empower young people, individually and collectively, for them to make positive decisions and changes in their lives and in their communities, to empower them to feel part of something.
We are mindful that the way we work focuses on improving the wellbeing of our young participants, we strive to work with them and be responsive to their needs. We incorporate the five ways to wellbeing into our delivery and use this to reinforce positive engagement between youth staff and young people.
As well as providing a robust weekly programme of activities, through consultation with our members, we work with outside agencies to expand young people’s opportunities to access education, training and work experience. Our youth programme is not narrowly targeted towards young people achieving qualifications and attainments but aims to allow them the flexibility to learn and develop in informal settings, have fun and discover their own aptitudes. For instance, over 50 young people in 2022-2023 gained Agored Cymru Bronze & Silver accreditations and excelled in their personal achievements.
The young people take part in experiences which help develop life skills such as, role responsibilities, time keeping, problem solving, communicating, resilience, self-control and working as a team in unpredictable situations, all of which can be adapted for later life.
We are so proud to be the winners of ‘Provision of the year’ in the Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council Academy of Success 2021-2022 & 2022-2023. Winning this award is an amazing honour and recognises the commitment and hard work of the staff and young people.
We have won many awards over the yers. Most recenlty, The Girls’ Rights project won ‘Best Innovative Youth Project of The Year’ Academy of Success 2022-2023 and a High Sheriff of Mid Glamorgan Youth Community Award 2022-2023