Funding enables us to open up summer opportunity

Hybrid Arts are thrilled to have been awarded funding from Warwickshire Children & Voluntary Youth Services (WCVYS) to deliver a programme of work experience over the summer school holidays.

This one-off, three-week project hopes to get young people switched on over a notoriously challenging period during which, for many families in our region, young people will be remaining at home whilst their peers go away on holidays - inevitably leading to manifestations of boredom, frustration and with it a risk of unsafe behaviours.

Our On The Up project will be based around high quality arts practice and underpinned by a model of Peer to Peer Mentoring to support personal development and help to meet individual interests, skills gaps and aspirations. We hope to put young people on the right step forward ready for when the school and college gates re-open in September, bringing young people from across the District together in a collaborative project that not only offers something to fun to engage in, but also provides an opportunity to develop soft skills such as communication, problem solving and team work.

The project is underpinned - as is all we do - by employer engagement to help grow aspirations, and includes a series of mock job interviews and a chance to present the work the participants produce to local business representatives, receiving professional feedback.