Youths say yes to scheme aimed at boosting confidence and self-esteem
Published by lpriest for Progress Housing Group in Housing and also in Communities
(L-R) Fire-fighter Mark Pollard, Kailyn Ogden, Kyra Hutchinson, Nathan Richardson, Josh McKay, Liam Martin, New Progress Housing Association Tenancy Enforcement Officer Paul Wilkinson and Fire-fighter Matt Brown.
Progress Housing Group has teamed up with Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service to deliver a Youth Engagement Scheme (YES), which aims to help young people between 11 and 16 to build confidence and self-esteem, as well as teaching them to respect themselves and others.
The interactive programme is held at Leyland Fire Station and runs over five days, covering a wide range of topics including first aid, confidence and team building, as well as the chance to practise the skills that fire fighters need such as climbing ladders and using fire hoses.
The first session was held in August and saw five young people fromLeylandand Penwortham attend and complete the course. They were then presented with a certificate at the end of the week by the Mayor ofSouth Ribble, Councillor Dorothy Gardner and Fire Station Manager, Steve Snape, at a special wards ceremony. Family and friends who attended were treated to an impressive demonstration of skills they had learnt throughout the week.
The next programme will take place during October half term week. If you would like to find out more about the YES programme, please contact New Progress Housing Association’s Tenancy Enforcement team on 01772 4506000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org