WHAT WE DO
Annually we :
Support upto 150 young people through weekly groups and events
Support Families through our Youth & Family work
Provide Residential trips to Wales/Lake district and Corf Camp
Are working with 3 schools
Provide 1-1 Mentoring
Provide Young Leadership training
Provide Volunteering opptunities
We have a number of different groups that we run throughout the week: take a look at them below.
We provide mentoring, weekly 'drop-ins' and a young leaders' programme, each offering the opportunity to build healthy relationships in the community, learn basic life skills, feel valued and respected, grow in self-confidence and self-esteem. This positive environment includes activities such as PS4, table tennis, pool, cooking and craft activities etc for them to engage in and space to just sit and chat. Important parts of our annual calendar include our residential to Corf Camp and summer trip.
YOUNG LEADERS' PROGRAMME
We provide a young leaders' programme, encouraging young people to volunteer within the project and community whilst undertaking a Passport 4 Independence Course Programme, which gives them a nationally recognised qualification via Gateway Qualifications.
SWAY provides two main residential trips over the year. We have our annual Summer trip, where we do activities such as climbing a mountain, gorge walking, rock climbing, kayaking, etc. We also offer an island residential at Corf Camp, Shalfleet, for young people and their families. These give opportunities for young people to discover new abilities, hidden talents and overcome potential fears and weaknesses whilst experiencing communal living.
This is our Brighstone youth group for school years 4-6. We meet at Shorwell Village Hall every Friday of the school term from 5pm- 6:30pm
We have a youth drop in group on a Wednesday night in the Chale Hut at Spanners close. This runs from 7pm-8:30pm for ages 10-18
Weekly Youth Groups
This is our group for ages 11-18 at the Shorwell Village Hall. We meet there at 7pm- 8pm every Friday of the school term
Roots youth group is based in Niton. We meet at Niton Methodist Church on a Thursday at 7:30pm- 9pm for school years 8+.
NITON ROCK SOLID
This is our Niton youth group for school years 6 and 7. We meet at Niton Methodist Church at 7pm-8:30pm every Monday.
We have a group on Sunday evening exploring life's biggest questions.