Young Bristol’s Positive Changes programme has been working with young people at risk of becoming involved in anti-social behaviour in South Bristol.
Earlier this week, Young Bristol’s Development and Fundraising Manager Lucy Saunders, spoke with Emma Britton on BBC Radio Bristol about our Positive Changes programme, funded by BBC Children in Need.
The Positive Changes programme, which takes place at Hartcliffe Club for Young People, supports young people aged 10 – 15 who may be at risk of becoming involved in crime or anti-social behaviour. The project works towards the young people delivering a project to benefit the community that the young people live in.
The project has seen fantastic social action outcomes with young people most recently volunteering at a local farm, mucking out pigs and donkeys, and enjoying spending time with all of the animals! Past projects have also seen volunteering at a local care home, and young people run an online session for other young people from their Youth Club during the pandemic.
Here’s what young people on our Positive Changes programme have had to say so far,
“I am really excited before the Positive Changes group starts. To be honest it keeps me better behaved. If I wasn’t doing it I would probably be getting into arguments at home – it’s nice to have my own thing to do.”
“I do feel like I’ve achieved something with the group party we organised, I feel more confident after doing the project. It’s definitely got me talking more. I’m more happier being allowed to speak to people and see my friends online instead of not at all.”
We would like to thank BBC Children in Need for their continued support of our Positive Changes programme.
You can listen back to the interview here [tune in from 1:13:30].
*Photograph taken in November 2019