Essex Boys and Girls Clubs

Respect Project

The Respect Project is an early intervention personal development program for disadvantaged young people who are disengaged in school, to help them develop resilience and coping skills to improve their life chances and reengage them with their education.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

Registered Charity in England and Wales (301447)

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Situation

Young people who are disengaged from their education due to disadvantage (including poverty, neglect, chaotic home lives, personal or family illness, bullying, change in circumstance affecting mental health, disability, etc) are at risk of limited life chances, with increased risk of becoming NEET (Not in Education Employment or Training), and high potential of risky behaviour including substance abuse, crime, sexually dangerous behaviour, teen pregnancy and homelessness.

Solution

The project breaks barriers to learning, increasing resilience by teaching techniques for coping with life. Fun and challenging activities are linked with guided reflection to focus young people on developing personal responsibility, understanding what makes healthy personal relationships, and encouraging respect for self and others including authority figures. The aim is to reengage the young people with their own education and get them back on track.

  • Paul- when finding things difficult in the future I can look back on this and realise I can get through hard parts of life Luke- work harder in school challenge myself like I did on the project Cade- I got over home sickness which means in the future I can go away more Owen- normally I give up

    — Participants of the last project

  • We look forward to seeing you and would like to say a big thank you for the opportunity Ezri has been given and able to participate and learn from the lessons offered as part of this project. Ezri has really enjoyed her time at your club and I have noticed a massive change in her self confidence.

    — Parent of young person who took part in a Respect Project in Spring 2016

  • Alysia- when challenged by teachers I can attempt to do it as I achieved well and didn't give up easy when hiking mountains. Also I know have learnt when to speak and not too speak Josh- confidence has been boosted I feel less nervous. And when asked questions I feel more confident to answer them

    — Young people who took part in the last project in the area Spring 2016

  • Paul- when finding things difficult in the future I can look back on this and realise I can get through hard parts of life Luke- work harder in school challenge myself like I did on the project Cade- I got over home sickness which means in the future I can go away more Owen- normally I give up

    — Participants of the last project

  • Alysia- when challenged by teachers I can attempt to do it as I achieved well and didn't give up easy when hiking mountains. Also I know have learnt when to speak and not too speak Josh- confidence has been boosted I feel less nervous. And when asked questions I feel more confident to answer them

    — Young people who took part in the last project in the area Spring 2016

  • We look forward to seeing you and would like to say a big thank you for the opportunity Ezri has been given and able to participate and learn from the lessons offered as part of this project. Ezri has really enjoyed her time at your club and I have noticed a massive change in her self confidence.

    — Parent of young person who took part in a Respect Project in Spring 2016