We are able to deliver age appropriate assemblies, lessons and small group activities within your school.
YFC is unique in its holistic and child-centred approach, seeking to maximise the potential of young people in all areas of life – physical, emotional, social and spiritual well being. Our relational approach can bring a fresh and non-threatening perspective to the table, connecting work together and sharing relevant information. Due to our local area based projects we can see the same young people in different settings throughout the week.
We are a Christian based youth organisation, but our services are open to all groups of young people; those of other faiths and those of none. We are able to work within and respect any boundaries set, and are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding this.
The therapeutic benefits of creating and playing, without the pressure to produce an end result can be very positive in well being terms. It can be equally liberating for them to create a piece of art or film to express their feelings on a particular situation. Through this young people can have a voice, instigating their own inner healing.
If at any time we feel we are not the right service for a group or particular child, we would discuss this with those involved and look at exit routes or alternative services.
We are dependent on funding in order to be able to offer these services. At times we may not have funding allocated to certain projects and therefore would need to charge schools in order to cover our costs. Our heart is to serve the children and young people of Burton and the surrounding areas – we will always do what we can with the resources and people available – so please ask!
We can offer a variety of health and wellbeing presentations for a secondary setting. Topics could include;
- Positive Relationships
- Drugs & Alcohol
- Christian Assemblies
We offer a range of lessons for Primary, Secondary and Post 16 Settings including:
Personal, Social, Health Education
We are able to deliver lessons on a number of subjects such as;
- Healthy Relationships – both online and offline
- internet safety
- Equality and diversity
- Making good choices
RE lessons that enable children and young people to discuss the ‘big life questions’ in an interactive and interesting way. We are able to give a Christian perspective on a subject and are happy to come in to school to answer questions that young people have regarding faith, Christian festivals, relationships/marriage etc.
We are also able to offer our Imaginate programme as a full class lesson. We can follow your current class topic to create animations related to the theme. The lesson are normally made up of 6 sessions, starting with the basics of stop-motion animation leading onto the main project. Please see the Imaginate section under small groups for more info about imaginate.
We are able to deliver a program of lessons over several weeks or a one-off lesson delivered to more than one group. We would greatly appreciate a donation towards our staff costs for this service.
We offer a number of small groups for a school setting. We are proud to offer courses for girls and boys, ‘I’m the Girl I Want To Be’ and ‘Made of More’ are both great tools to give young people an opportunity to talk about some of the topics that they might not normally get chance to talk about.
Imaginate helps to encourage young people’s creative development and sense of identity through the use of Animation, Photography and Film Making.
Use the tabs below to find out more about each course.
Girl and Boy Groups
‘Made Of More’ is an exciting new course for young men aged 11-18 aimed at increasing self-esteem, confidence, aspiration and life-skills through looking at ‘what it means to be a man.’
This creative and interactive course takes young men on a journey, together exploring the issues of personality, values, image, dreams and aspirations – to sex, sexting, relationships and even leadership and influence. Working with a group of 6-12 young men at a time, ‘Made Of More’ encourages them to be the best that they can be, using their unique skills, abilities and experiences to influence others and themselves positively.
Developed by male youth work specialists, this 8 session course has been developed to mirror the structure and success of the acclaimed ‘I’m The Girl I Want To Be’ course, using Golddigger Trust’s values of excellence, creativity and relevant discussion to now work with young men.
In small groups (nine or less) or on a one-to-one basis. We can work in any setting catering for young people: formal or informal, educational or recreational. Projects can be ongoing or time limited. The minimum time needed to complete a simple project is four hours.
We will bring a story or theme to life creatively through film, animation or photography. This can include the complete journey – concept thinking, writing, directing, shooting, editing and showcasing. We will provide all the materials and high-tech professional equipment. Young people will receive copies of their work to keep at the end of the course.
How It Helps
As well as developing a young person’s ability in teamwork, creativity, problem solving and technical skills, it also develops their empathy, self-awareness and patience, and gives them increased self-esteem and a tremendous sense of achievement.
What Others Say
- We found that the Imaginate Animation Project has really boosted the self-esteem of the children that took part and given them the confidence to undertake new challenges, particularly in the classroom. We are excited to give another group of children this opportunity next yearKirsty EdkinsYear 6 Teacher - Tower View Primary Shool
In September 2014, the Respect Burton programme was rolled out across the local community after Burton Albion Community Trust, in partnership with Burton Youth for Christ (BYFC), successfully bid for funding. Burton Breweries Charitable Trust (BBCT) sponsored the programme with £108,000 over three years; a tremendous commitment and the largest they have made to date. Respect Burton is an innovative programme which focuses on prevention rather than reaction, with an overriding aim to give young people the knowledge to make their own decisions in school and wider society.
To help achieve these goal Respect Burton works in two streams Educational and Community.
Respect Burton Educational is currently working within 5 schools with 50 young people. Working with young people both in a group setting and 1 to 1. Over the course of the year, students will take part in a mentoring programme that will look both at their character and their personal development. Students will attend a 1-hour lesson during school completing the MyLife course and then access to specific 1 to 1 mentoring sessions.
Working in partnership with local youth programmes, including those delivered by the partner organisations, the community aspect of Respect Burton will work closely with young people in their own communities. Having ‘Respect Mentors’ visit different projects meeting with young people and identifying needs and building relationships with young people, we can then tailor-make some informal education pop-up sessions for the young people. These could include sessions on Drugs and Alcohol, Fire Safety, Positive Relationships and others.
The hope is that both streams will work hand in hand where we are able to make referrals to each stream. Identifying those who would benefit from community activities and then identifying young people in the community who would benefit from the year-long mentoring in the educational stream.