Vehicle for Change [V4C]
ENGAGE EQUIP EMPOWER
Building bridges between young people, communities and local agencies
At West Kent YMCA we are committed to engaging, equipping and empowering young people right across West Kent. Vehicle for Change (V4C) started January 2010, funded by the Big Lottery Fund for a 4 year project reaching out to disadvantaged, at risk and 'hard to reach' young people.
The Project Leader and two Detached Youth Workers, with their specially equipped and accessible vehicle, deliver training, resources and support for young people aged 13 to 25 across West Kent.
We are working in partnership with other West Kent YMCA projects, many local organisations, advisors and trainers who bring a wealth of skills and interests, to provide:
Skateboarding, carpentry, archery, camping, film-making, DJ workshops, graffiti art workshops, paintballing, golf, football, canoeing, barbeques, photography, assault courses and trips to music festivals and places of interest
With this in mind if you think that the Vehicle for Change might help you build bridges between young people, communities and local agencies... let’s talk....!
Youth Inclusion and Participation - a case history
Young people have been fully involved in designing, developing and delivering this project from the outset and continue to be involved - helping with recruitment of all project staff and setting up the mobile resource unit, deciding where the resource vehicle goes and what training or information we provide, going out on the vehicle with staff and other agencies, steering and promoting the project, and enabling the voice of young people across West Kent to be heard.
To find out more about Vehicle for Change contact:
V4C, West Kent YMCA, c/o The Pagoda Centre, St. Johns Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 9TX. Tel 01892 542209 or Mobile/Text 07889 707 822 or Email V4C@WestKentYMCA.org.uk
The Big Lottery Fund distributes half of the National Lottery good cause funding across the UK. The fund is committed to bringing real improvements to communities and the lives of people most in need