Some may find difficulty engaging with the mainstream school system or may already be excluded. Through participation in enterprise, creative and performing arts based activities and performances, the young people learn the tools that help shape their own destiny, teaching them to take responsibility for their own actions and choices and to never assume that a negative destination is inevitable. Through allowing them to develop their own self-belief and instilling conviction that they are empowered to make positive decisions about their life, regardless of their background, we aim to create new opportunities, broaden horizons and empower children and young people to believe that, through their own actions and efforts, they can make positive contributions to their families and communities.
All Connect and Ignite activities focus on the assets within the participants, foster productive and constructive use of leisure time, actively motivate participants to remain in- or re-engage in- education, and, where appropriate, serve as a unique strategy to prevent alcohol, drug use and crime amongst high risk groups living within particularly hazardous social environments, motivating them to explore new strengths, to engage with each other and the wider community.
These activities are delivered in evenings and weekends in venues throughout Ayrshire and are also delivered within local Primary and Secondary schools.