Meanwood Youth Project
We are excited about the new youth development programme, through which young people are supported as leaders and volunteers to make a positive difference in the community, which we’ve begun in partnership with InterACT Church and Community Partnership.It has been inspired by similar programmes where young people are given leadership opportunities and are rewarded for their commitment through a range of incentives and awards.
A small group of young people have been working to help set the foundations of the project. They have started an after-school drop-in this summer term, having already led and supported community activities over the last year. Reflecting on what it was like running events for the community, some of the young people said:
For now, the project will continue from the main building at Stainbeck Church, where the doors have opened on Thursdays for pupils in Years 7 and 8 to drop in after school for a summer term of snacks, games, crafts and challenges. Paper planes, milkshakes, magic tricks and other activities, led by young people for their peers in the community.