WREC has been awarded RDP funding via the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development by the Neath Port Talbot Local Action Group (LAG) to deliver a rural youth work project.
We will engage 80 young people over 2 years (aged 14-18) through ten exhilarating overnight retreats involving outdoor pursuits and activities. Each retreat will take place over 2 days. We will use Black Mountain Activities near Brecon and provide a minibus collection service across the rural wards to remove barriers to participation.
In addition, detached youth work across the rural wards will be designed to support young people to stretch horizons, challenge their thinking and develop their skills. Activities will be young-person led from a wide variety of options including t-shirt tie die, photography, job search skills, enterprise, sports, art and craft, website building, cupcake decoration, fashion, DVD nights, citizenship and street dance to name a few.
Sessions will provide young people with informal learning by offering opportunities to gain qualifications for the City and Guilds Level 1 Introductory Award in Employability Skills. The provision will follow the Welsh Government’s National Youth Work Strategy for Wales 2014–2018.