Saturday, 4 April 2009

Back On Track

Back on Track

A powerfully unique course specifically designed for young people with complex issues of education and exclusion.
Back on Track is a unique arts intervention designed to support young people from the most disadvantaged circumstances who find themselves on the brink of exclusion or other crises due to anti-social or challenging behaviour. Using the arts for empowerment, understanding and change, the project aims to give young people effective lifelong tools that they can use to maximise their strengths, and so break the cycle of deprivation not only for themselves but also for their communities.
Back on Track gives young people the opportunity to develop their creativity in the informal learning environment of an arts venue and give themselves quality time and space to address real issues: how to make positive change in their lives, how to plan for the future and how to realize their vision. By equipping young people with increased self-esteem and transferable skills we enable them to make positive choices in their lives: re-engaging in their learning, creating action plans for further education or employment, changing their leisure culture, introducing them to new cultural and arts activities and encouraging their involvement in the wider world.
Back on Track works with pupil referral units, youth offending teams, schools, colleges and educational support agencies and delivers the programme with groups of up to ten young people. The course can be based at Oval House or at the young people’s centre. The course is run by our arts in education practitioners who have a tried and tested history of work in this field. The aims of the programme are:
To re engage young people in their educational and learning
To equip young people with effective social and creative tools
To understand their unique values
To develop awareness within a wider social contact
To foster independent learning
To develop young people’s emotional literacy
To develop staff creative teaching skills
To reduce the number of exclusions and reduce truancy
For further information please contact Emily Doherty Back on Track Co-ordinator:
Telephone: 020 7582 6279

Back on Track is supported by the London Borough of Lambeth, BBC Children in Need, KPMG Foundation, The Equitable Charitable Trust and The Eleanor Rathbone Charitable Trust.

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