International training programme comes to Wakefield district

04/04/2017, PR8516

​Wakefield Council has teamed up with the Lions Clubs International organisation, a charity and a community programme, to support young people in the district.

Pupils benefiting from a skills programme

​The Lions Clubs International makes a difference to communities and its 'Quest Skills for Adolescence' is a year long programme to help young people through their teenage years.

The programme helps to build young people's self-confidence and communication skills. It can also help them to make healthy choices, improve and strengthen family relationships.

As many as 25 staff from the Council's Youth Team and volunteers will receive training to deliver the Quest Skills for Adolescence programme in schools.

Cllr Olivia Rowley
Cllr Olivia Rowley

​Cllr Olivia Rowley, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People at Wakefield Council, said: "I am very pleased this innovative programme has come to our district. It will support young people during their adolescence and help them to make positive choices both now and in the future."

The Quest programme is being delivered as part of the Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) programme in two schools in the district. One of which is funded through Ambition, a national youth charity,  and the other through the Wakefield Community Safety Partnership.

The programme has been credited with helping pupils to improve their attitude to school, achieve higher grades and improve their social skills.

Schools that are interested in taking part in the programme should contact Wakefield Youth Work Team on 01977 722815.

For regular updates about the programme see http://wfyouth.co.uk/lions-skills-for-adolescence-programme-airedale-academy

Or search and 'like' WFyouthofficial on Facebook to follow the progress of the programme.

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