YES will focus on young people who face extra barriers to work, such as mental or physical health difficulties, homelessness, disabilities or being a carer, but it will also be open to any young person in Leicester or Leicestershire who is not in employment, education or training.
Soft Touch is offering a weekly creative session where young people have the opportunity to try out photography, Photoshop, stencil and graffiti art, print, music, sculpture, creative cooking and more. The sessions help participants build confidence and learn new skills. There will also be:
- A personal development plan
- One-to-one support
- The opportunity to work towards an accredited Arts Award and to progress onto our mentoring scheme
An annual YES exhibition will offer the chance for participants to showcase their art and receive recognition for all their hard word by visitors, mentors and creative organisations.
Participants will have the opportunity to access a range of support from all 8 partner organisations.
The YES project is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund.