Staying on track (16-24)

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Staying on Track is Youth Vision’s bespoke programme for 16-24 year olds who are not in employment, education or training (NEET).

It is participant led with high levels of autonomy given to the participants in their choice of activities and offers continued support in learning new skills, building self-esteem and confidence and improving individual physical, social and emotional well-being. This is achieved through a series of place-based, experiential outdoor learning and rural skills courses, community engagement activities and a young leader programme.

Who is it for?

Staying on Track is a further support and outdoor learning programme for suitable young people (16-24 years old) who are:

  • Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET)
  • Low in confidence and self-esteem
  • Lacking transferable skills and qualifications
  • Finding it difficult to gain employment
  • From areas of urban deprivation
  • Struggling to cope with a range of inter-related problems that affect their life-chances

How does it work?

  • The project runs every Wednesday from 10am – 16:00pm in 6 week blocks.
  • Each 6 week block covers a different rural/outdoor skill such as: Dry stone Walling, Navigation, Bush craft, Horticulture and Woodland skills
  • Young people choose which blocks are appropriate for them
  • A maximum of 12 young people to ensure we are providing a safe and nurturing learning environment
  • The participants are encouraged to self travel but a mini-bus pick up can be arranged
  • All outdoor clothing, equipment and food for the day are provided

Personal and social development

  • One to one support sessions with a Youth Vision facilitator
  • Individual S.M.A.R.T goal setting
  • Self reviewing skills through ‘My Circle’ process
  • Healthy eating
  • Building a structured routine
  • Continuing with and developing personal action plans
  • Certificate of completion for each 6 week block

Employability skills and awards

  • Dynamic Youth Award (SCQF Level 3)
  • John Muir Discovery and Explorer awards
  • Youth Vision Tool Safety Certificate
  • C.V. writing workshops
  • Support and training in interview skills
  • Links with employers and training providers
  • Volunteering and Mentoring opportunities with Youth Vision