The programme will bring together partner agencies including CiNI, CYPSP, Pathway Adventures NI, Oasis Youth Project of Craigavon Intercultural Programme and Niacro. It will give young people, particularly from ethnic minority communities the opportunity to participate in a month of activities during school holidays including physical activity, OCN accredited Health and Hygiene programme, mini medics first aid course and fun cookery sessions that will provide young people them with the skills and confidence to cook small simple meals on a budget.
A series of discovery days have been planned for July that will provide young people with a taster session of the programme before signing up the programme to ensure expectation and retention of participants is managed. The programme will run two days per week over the month of August. It is anticipated that 60 young people will complete the programme.
Alongside the youth activities, the Portadown Gets Active Programme will work with young people aged 12-16 years through a peer mentor scheme in July followed by a residential opportunity in Ballykinler at the end of the summer. The peer mentors will be empowered with the confidence and skills to support the delivery of the 8-12years youth programme.
For more information or to enquire about registering on the programme please contact: Andrew McCreery or Gordon Woolsey: 02838 335 322