SUMMER MOTOR VEHICLE TRAINING - June 2009

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The summer motor vehicle training programme is designed to introduce individuals who are interested in the motor vehicle industry. On the programme, participants will gain some basic knowledge of vehicle servicing and modifications. Participants will also get the opportunity to visit race circuits, various training centres within the industry such as the Honda Institute and top vehicle dealers such as Citroen.

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The visit to Brands Hatch race circuit was another highlight in the programme for the students. They were given a full tour of the circuit after which they were able to visit some of the race teams to talk to drivers and mechanics. They were able to even sit in the cars to get a taste of what it would feel like sitting in the driver’s seat. Who knows one day they could be racing one of these cars.

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SUMMER FASHION SCHOOL - June 2009

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This exciting programme is aimed to provide 12 young people who are aged between 15 and 20 interested in Fashion, Art, Design and Textiles and who are wishing to learn and to explore their creative aspirations within the Fashion Industry. The programme will target all individuals within the age range and in particular, those who have previously experienced difficulties in educational establishments or young people currently involved within the Youth Justice System.

The programme wants to encourage and empower individuals within the local community by raising self-esteem and helping these individuals to channel their energies into positive activities by utilising their new found skills and experiences.

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SCHOOLS MENTORING PROGRAMME

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Background
The Robert Levy Foundation has formed partnerships with organisations (please see our supporters' page) that shares the same vision and aspirations for the youth of Hackney. In doing so the RLF is able to deliver programmes which provide personal development, mentoring and events within Hackney to support children, young people and adults.

Education Programmes
The programmes are formulated to support the ethos of RLF to ensure that young people are encouraged to become better citizens and promote the core principles of a good community in the fight against gun, knife and violent crime.
Each programme aims to develop the individual's self esteem, communication skills and ability to assert his/her opinions and feelings more effectively and in an appropriate manner. Realistic strategies and advice is given to help young people become successful and motivated individuals.
Sample session topics within some programmes include:

• Family, Friends and Community
• Strategies to avoid conflict
• Values and Respect
• Confidence and Motivation

Mentoring
The Foundation's programme also aims to provide support and guidance to individuals and groups alike in complementing the Youth Programmes and provides a focussed approach in working through problematic issues. Information and advice is also provided by signposting to local contacts and local organisations.
Parent Programmes
A supplementary programme enables the parents to participate alongside the Education Programmes delivered in schools. Parents can explore relevant issues and concerns in relation to parenting, communicating with their child and understanding children & young people's social and educational experiences. In addition, the Parent Programme complements the school's partnership with parents and help build stronger links between the child and their home.

Youth Programmes and Activities
The programme also actively encourages youth involvement and development by utilising the ideas and aspirations of young people to create, deliver and develop activities and projects. Peer-mentors are coached and supported to engage with children and young people within their communities through positive activities and events.
Additionally, young people are introduced to key contacts and organisations to develop employability skills that include networking, negotiation, communication, planning and organisation. They are empowered to be positive role models and a source of support to other children and young people who engage in the projects and activities.

 

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