We are delighted to announce that as of October 2023 we have been funded for a further two years to deliver on the fantastic Thrive Project funded by the Tudor Trust. The project will continue to support young people deemed to be on the fringes of society. We will work with young people who engage in risk-taking behaviour on a daily basis, from anti-social behaviour to drug and alcohol misuse. The Thrive Project tends to work on a one-to-one basis or in a small group setting. The project aims to guide young people into a more positive place in their lives, a stage where they make positive choices and flourish. The one-to-one support is a cornerstone of the project. Our skilled youth workers will support, challenge and advocate on behalf of the young people who engage. This process will assist participants through some of the toughest times in their lives, we aim empower each young person to make positive choices that will improve there overall circumstances. We strive to create transformative relationships which will have an imperative impact on their future.
Within the first month of the project, we have engaged 4 venerable young people in our one to one service. We have also begun a group work program with 10 young men from across North Belfast, the sessions are delivered in White City Community Centre on a Wednesday afternoon. The project will incorporate PSD work, choices and responsibilities, community awareness and positive leadership.
We are very excited about the next two years of the Thrive Project, Watch This Space