- Return to articles / Oct 28, 2016 -
The Jason Roberts Foundation delivered another course for leaders in the community – an introduction to youth work, that teaches the participants what youth work is and how to work with young people.
The course was delivered in partnership with Active Community Network by Shinead Philpott and it gives the learners different aspects of youth work and an idea of the challenges young people face.
The course was delivered to 11 enthusiastic people, who are working with young people in a paid or volunteering capacity and looking to add skills to their CV.
James Livingstone, 23 years old, said: “It was an interesting day and I really enjoyed the course.
“I have previously done some youth work, but it was nice to get up to scratch and learn a few new things.
“I was referred by my Mentor Amina, who is one of the Youth Mentors for Harrow Council, which has led to meeting the Jason Roberts Foundation’s staff and I have now signed up for another course in October, which is an accredited VRQ level 1 course.”
Following the one-day qualification, the learners can now progress to a Level 2 qualification in Youth Work Practice or onto related Apprenticeships.
JRF is focused on developing peer mentors, volunteers, coaches and frontline youth workers as role models for equality, diversity and respect in both their working environment and the wider community.