AFC Fylde Community Foundation – the charitable arm of AFC Fylde Football Club – is delighted to launch its new Divert Youth mentoring programme thanks to funding provided by Violence Reduction Network (VRN).
With the committed team of delivery staff at the Foundation, the charitable organisation will be delivering initiatives including continued professional development for teaching staff; physical education lessons; lunch-time provision; after-school clubs; mental health workshops; sports days; and bike-ability training in local primary schools throughout the new academic year.
The Foundation is working with those aged between 11-17 years old living within the local community that have are at risk of getting involved in criminal activity; are already involved in criminal activity; or are showing signs of anti-social behaviour.
The Foundation work with these young people on a bespoke mentoring programme, offering one-to-one support and positive change sessions, using the power of sport to engage with them.
Through referrals from local schools, police, community centres and concerned parents and relatives, the young people will also have the opportunity of taking part in workshops focusing on tackling problem areas such as knife crime, alcoholism, drug abuse and violence.
Foundation Divert Youth Lead Scott Harries said: “It’s a fantastic project offering young people the chance to work with us and eliminate any challenging behaviour they may be exposed to within the community. The aim is to get them involved as soon as possible, preventing them from getting into trouble further down the line.
“We are able to accept referrals from anybody including local businesses and groups and urge those who have someone in mind that we can support to get in touch.
“I’m confident that this programme will make a real difference to the lives of many young people in our local community.”
For more information regarding the Foundation’s Divert Youth programme, or to make a referral, please contact Scott Harries on the following:
Tel – 01772 598856 Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
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