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Jumble Sale – 18th May!

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We’re hosting another amazing Jumble Sale on Friday 18th May!

Our Jumble Sale takes place between 11am – 4pm at our fantastic youth club, Earl Marshall, which you can find on

Heathcote Street, Sheffield, S4 7UR!

Make sure to come along where you can find lots of hidden treasures, from clothes, shoes and bags, to homeware, books and DVDs!

All for just £1 or less!

All the money we raise will go towards our continued services, so we can provide the young people of Sheffield with the future they deserve!

 

If you require any further information then please get in touch at Fundraising@sheffieldfutures.org.uk

Youth Work – Casual Bank Recruitment Day

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Can you engage well with young people? Are you passionate about youth work? Would you like to give something back to your local community?

If this sounds like you then join us at any point between 12pm – 7pm on the 17th May at Star House for our Youth Work Casual Bank Recruitment Open Day!

We’re looking to employ a casual bank of Youth Work staff to support our new Youth Information, Advice and Counselling Service in town and our youth clubs across the city.

Pop in on the 17th May to hear more and fill in an application form. If you’re successful we will contact you by 24th May and invite you to our Assessment day.

This could be your chance to do something you love, give something back to your local community and get paid for it.

We hope to see you there!

 

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Young People from Wordsworth Youth Club Learn New Skills

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Proactive young people who attend Wordsworth Youth Club in Parson Cross took part in a five week project learning how to use a skate board and have graduated with honors. The skateboarding project was a great success, as it engaged the young people in the local area in a fun and informative way. Over 30 young people attended the project funded by Yorkshire Sport that was designed to give young people the chance to learn new skills as well as change attitudes in and around offending behavior including anti-social behavior.

The Finale of the project saw the young people show off their newly developed skills at an indoor session at The House Skate Park. Young people who completed the sessions were invited down to the park where young people were awarded prizes from the Skate Board school for there participation.

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From the 30 young people that took part in regular sessions – six of the young people have signed up for a weekly class run at the indoor skate park “House”. The six young people from the local youth club had never been skating before and thought they would challenge themselves to step outside their comfort zone. Following the project which ended on the 19th August, the young people have signed up and are attending a special class for beginners, according to Nick Mosley from the Skate Board School, the young people are making great progress and learning new skills.

Looking to the Future After GCSE results

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If you are one of the many young people who received their GCSE results today, congratulations on completing what can be a daunting step. The anticipation of results day can stressful to say the least, especially if you need to obtain certain results to move on to the next stage of your life, such as college.

Sheffield Futures is here to help you. We particularly want to support young people who may feel panicked, as they didn’t get the results they wanted. There are definitely alternative ways in which you can reach your full potential, so know that it is not the end of the world. In fact, there are so many routes to success these days and some may suit you more than the traditional routes you initially pursued.

Here at Sheffield Futures our specialist Careers Advisor are happy to chat with you and listen to your ideas or worries about your future and employment. Our Careers Advisors have the experience to guide you through what options may be available, as well as what may suit your skills and ambitions.

Sheffield Futures can discuss anything from apprenticeships to job hunting with you, as well as going through benefits advice for under 18 year olds.

Call into Star House any weekday between these times: Mon – Thurs: 9am-5pm; and Fri: 10am-4.30pm.

Sheffield Futures celebrate International Youth Day

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Young people are celebrated around the world every year on 12 August, which marks International Youth Day. Here at Sheffield Futures, we couldn’t miss the chance to get involved, as putting young people at the forefront of positive change is what we’re all about.

We held our very own International Youth Day in Sheffield’s Amphitheatre, which saw young people and the Sheffield Futures team being bucked off broncos, scoring some impressive goals, an intense game of tug-o-war and much more.
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The weather was perfect. The sun was shining and the stunning backdrop of Sheffield’s city centre landscape made for the perfect location. The day was chiefly organised by the Sheffield Futures Community Youth Team (CYT) who work with young people aged 8-19 who need extra support to help them make the most of their lives. Broadcast station Sheffield Live even popped down to the event and spoke to Joanne Holt, our North CYT Manager.

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We would like to thank everyone that made it down to the event, especially the young people who put our staff to shame when it came to most of the games, the lemon challenge in particular!

What is International Youth Day All About?

Created in 2000 by the United Nations, International Youth Day focuses on celebrating the energy, initiatives and the imagination of young people.

This year’s focus was “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production.” It centered around putting the emphasis on young people as a source of change and how young people can ensure poverty eradication and achieve sustainable development in the future, through sustainable consumption and production.

If you would like to find out more about International Youth Day, please follow the links.

http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/events/prizes-and-celebrations/celebrations/international-days/international-youth-day/

How young volunteers are transforming Sheffield’s communities

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Young volunteers from Sheffield Futures, are giving their time and energy at organisations around Sheffield to make positive changes in the community.

Sheffield Futures social action project, Sheffieldr, has enlisted young people aged between 11-19 who are enthusiastic to get involved with all projects big and small. Volunteering ensures positive change in the young people’s lives, as they gain valuable experience such as teamwork and life skills.

Benefits can also be felt in the wider community. Volunteering with Sheffield Futures has seen the young people paint a mural to represent diversity at Parson Cross Boxing Gym and has more recently seen a team of young volunteers restore life back to the gardens at Herdings Youth Club.

The young people volunteering at Herdings Youth Club garden heard about the project through Community Youth Team’s youth club at Woodthorpe. The group worked hard to tame the overgrown outdoor space and now have plans to revive the faded flower beds and introduce fruit and veg to the garden. Once the garden is complete, local primary schools will be invited to explore and tend to the gardens.

The Sheffield Futures youth social action projects oppose the often negative portrayal of young people today. Think tank, Demos analysed six UK newspapers over the past 10 years and found that the words most commonly associated with “teenagers”, “youth” and “young people” were “binge-drinking”, “yobs” and “crime”. The time that the young volunteers dedicate to each project at Sheffield Futures mirror recent national research conducted by Business in the Community. Statistics show that young people are using volunteering to further their career aims and gain new skills more than any other age group and 80% of employers value volunteering on a CV.

Volunteering in the community also gives the young people the chance to work as part of a team. The one-off volunteering projects are a great way for young people to see the positive change that they have made in one day. One young person said that they felt “very proud” of the difference that their work has made to Herdings Youth Club garden.

Another young person who volunteered with Sheffieldr explained that “It was nice to get involved in laying the foundation of the Mural in our boxing gym to enable us to take control and make it attractive.”

Sheffield Futures are always looking for young volunteers to get involved and organisations that may be in need of transforming a community space. It is a unique and exciting opportunity that will see young volunteers help organisations for free for one day events or over a couple of sessions.

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Our charity is dedicated to helping Sheffield's young people to reach their full potential and achieve the best out of life, whatever their starting point. To help us to do more to support young people and communities we need your help. Just remember, every penny you donate will make a difference.