CREATING PURPOSEFUL PATHWAYS
FOR YOUTH!
OUR COMMITMENT

We commit to providing a safe space for young people to make new friendships, building strong social and emotional            skills and ignite a sense hope for the future.

It is here where their sense of individual responsibility will be restored and ignite in them a commitment to pursue their dreams and reach adulthood with a sense of accomplishment and happiness.  

YOUTH AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMME

We have four Afterschool Programmes operational in  Strandfontein and Mitchell's Plain.  

Afterschool Programmes are operational from 2:30 - 5:30pm. Our beneficiaries are Grade 4 to 12 learners from Strandfontein and Mitchell's Plain and attending low and no fees paying schools.

QUARTERLY CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOPS for the unemployed

We host quarterly workshops for Youth not in education, employment and training between the ages of 15 and 26 years.

Workshops includes job readiness, personal development, vocational skills and provide access to further opportunities.

Inform 
To create opportunities, whilst encouraging a spirit of excellence. 
 Inspire
 To encourage youth to reach for their dreams.
 Ignite 
 To bring about a burst of goals and dreams.
OUR CORE PROGRAMME PILLARS
EDUCATION

Numeracy and Literacy 
Skills

STEM Club 

Digital Skills

Coding

ARTS AND CULTURE
         

         Performance Arts

       Visual Arts      

  Literary Arts

PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT

Life Skills

1:1 Counselling

Nutrition

Therapeutic Art Hubs

Vocational Skills

RESEARCH TELLS US...

       Attending afterschool programs can improve students’ academic performance. A national evaluation found that over 40 percent of students attending 21st Century Community Learning Center programs improved their reading and math grades, and that those who attended more regularly were more likely to make gains.

(Naftzger et. al., 2007).
       Working families and businesses also derive benefits from afterschool programs that ensure that youth have a safe place to go while parents are at work. Parents concerned about their children’s afterschool care miss an average of eight days of work per year, and this decreased worker productivity costs businesses up to $300 billion annually.

Brandeis University, Community, Families and Work Program, 2004 and Catalyst & Brandeis University, 2006

       Afterschool programs can play an important role in encouraging physical activity and good dietary habits. Participation in afterschool programs has been associated with positive health outcomes, including reduced obesity.

Mahoney, J., Lord, H., & Carryl, 2005
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