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Stand Up Southwark – train as a Life Coach to help local young people

Bankside and You Opportunity
Work with Youth at Risk on a personal development programme

Youth at Risk, working in partnership with Southwark charity Cambridge House, are looking to enrol and train volunteers to become Life Coaches to young people taking part in their Stand Up Southwark Life Skills programme. Combining personal development training, coaching and entrepreneurial projects to transform the lives of young people, this challenging and intensive five-day programme will work with 25 at-risk young people aged 16-19 from Southwark.

The coaches will participate in a training package designed and delivered by some of the best trainers in the field of personal and professional development. This starts with a two and a half day intensive workshop, from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 October, and is followed up with monthly sessions to develop the skills of the coaches further and support them in their role with the young people. You will need to commit to a minimum of six months of supporting a young person or young people through their life changing opportunity, which will include with at last one face to face meeting every fortnight and further contact by text, email or phone on the alternate weeks, with support for the young person to work towards their personal goals with meetings taking place in a public place in the local community.

Benefits for you include:

  • Training and practice in being a life coach – a tool much required and sought after today
  • Improving your leadership and interpersonal skills, which can increase your effectiveness at work and in relationships with family and friends
  • Having the experience and satisfaction of making a considerable difference in the life of a young person and others in the community
  • A better understanding of young people’s issues and thinking
  • More meaningful relationships with your community

More about the programme

The Life Skills programme will confront destructive attitudes, raise aspirations and motivation, create a ‘can do’ outlook and establish personal responsibility – developing transferable skills including communication, team working and conflict resolution. For six months after this workshop, supported by fully trained adult volunteers, the young people will work towards critical personal and social goals and collaborate on enterprising community projects putting their newfound confidence, teamwork and other skills into practice. The young people will each be expected to recruit one of their peers to take part in the project.

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For full details of the opportunities and commitment required, please contact: Sue Handley at Youth at Risk on 01763 241120 or susan [at] (subject: Referral%20from%20Better%20Bankside)

Sep 19 2013