Organisation: Young Gloucestershire

Project name: Exchange

Priority Type: Young people becoming adults

Total Investment: 60000

Awarded: 2020-21, 2021-22

Location: Gloucester

About the project:

Exchange is a bespoke mentoring programme for 10 – 17 year olds that are committing unlawful acts and in need of support in relation to violence prevention. The programme is an 18 month pilot with the overall aim being to prevent young people from entering into criminality and provide support that builds resilience. The mentors approach will give the CYP core life skills to empower them to make the right life choices in the future. This can consist of problem solving, effective communication, creative thinking, self-awareness building, coping with stress, critical thinking, decision making, interpersonal relationship skills, empathy and coping with emotions. The programme is in partnership with Crimestopper’s Fearless, Youth Support Team, Gloucestershire County Council, Gloucestershire Constabulary & the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner.