Over 180 young people taking part in a series of diversionary activities between March and Sept 2016 as part of the partnership delivered Project_Twelve:31.
This positive engagement resulted in a marked reduction in youth associated issues of ASB and deliberate fires in Ovenden during the period, and saw improved relationships between young people and services working in the area.
The project was so successful that partners from West Yorkshire Police, the Fire Service, Lifeline, OSCA Foundation, Busoasis, Ovenden Phoenix FC, Positive Futures and Ovenden Initiative have got together again to develop a new programme for 2017.
Alongside the Tuesday evening football sessions will run an additional Project_Twelve Girls Programme developed by the partnership to provide a 50 weeks of activities to positively engage girls in educational and confidence building activities.
The new Girls Group starts in January and will feature ‘girls only’ sessions that allow the young women to have fun and ‘let off steam’ in a positive way including physical and sporting activities that build confidence, strength and fitness. The sessions will also address issues relating to anger management, relationships, legal rights, responsibilities, risks associated with drugs, alcohol, healthy living and diet and exercise.
Start dates to be announced on our Facebook page on 25th December 2017. LIKE us at Facebook: Project_Twelve:31 to get updates.
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