What Is Positive Transitions?
Positive Transitions is a project made by young people for young people. People Know How wanted to empower them to make a great start as they began secondary school. We wanted to give young people the right opportunities to be heard, helping them to:
Creating an open dialogue with young people we built a project together and provided them with an approach that met their needs and the needs of young people that follow them.
We’re delighted to report on the project that ran during the 2016/17 school year. Here is a summary of the project and you can read all the details in the report available for download below along with four films highlighting the project at Portobello High School, Leith Academy, Trinity Academy and the Youth Day when all the schools came together.
Over the year we intensively supported 46 young people who were experiencing difficulties in S1 (first year of secondary school) through befriending/mentoring, art therapy and one to one support; ensuring they made a positive start to secondary school.
Are you interested in joining our team as a volunteer?
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The Positive Transitions project has led to our work in 2017/18 and beyond as follows:
Would you like to join us as a volunteer or student on placement?
We’re looking for people that have an interest and enthusiasm for working with and supporting young people and/or their parents/carers. We offer full induction, training, support and supervision for you to help young people and their families in different ways including:
Training will include explaining the Scottish Government strategy for children and young people – Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC); and working safely with children and young people including child protection.
NOTE: We will require volunteers to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.
You will receive comprehensive support from People Know How including induction, training and supervision.
You will receive training relevant to your position including effective communication skills, child protection, drug and alcohol use, and forming positive relationships.
We are very grateful to our funders for their support and collaboration to run this project. We could not do what we do without your support; thank you.