Night Time University
In the summer of 2018 Hyde’s Night Time University, delivered with local Brent partners Jason Roberts Foundation (JRF), engaged 250 young people during the summer holiday period.
This innovative project, which was first piloted in Stonebridge Brent in 2017, delivers positive activities at times when young people most need them – between 6-10pm each evening. Young people benefit from educational, creative, cultural and sports workshops and gain skills, training and accreditation.
Young Volunteer, 26 years old
Seron is a stalwart in the Stonebridge community and in between his regular job he helps to organise the JRF activities for young people aged 18 and over. Titch as he is known said the opportunity to play sport and engage with young people gives him a great sense of pride.
I love volunteering at the project because the foundation has given me so many opportunities over the years including a life-changing trip to Grenada!
Young participant, 22 years old, takes up USA College place
Randy spent 8 years as a participant, mentor and coach at JRF before graduating from Watford college. In 2018 Randy attended the Night Time University, accessing opportunities and gaining valuable experience. Now former Hyde resident Randy is set to embark on a USA scholarship with east central college in Missouri. The 22-year old defender has signed for 2 years and will continue to study whilst pursuing his dreams to be a professional player.
Hyde Staff raise funds for Night Time University in Southwark
In 2018 more than 50 Hyde staff took part in the Vitality Big Half Marathon raising £15,000 to deliver a Night Time University in Southwark. The local Salmon Youth Centre based in Bermondsey Spa, engaged over 70 young people in positive activities via the Night Time University. Jamie Anglesea, Deputy Director at Salmon Youth Centre, said:
We are so grateful for Hyde’s support. These extra sessions for our 14-19 year olds give them the opportunity to get off the streets and get involved in lots of positive activities. Every evening they have learnt new skills and grown in confidence through participation in a range of activities. They’ve also been able to talk to youth workers to get support and advice. It’s been a great summer.
HYPE (Hyde Young People’s Experience)
Twenty five young people joined Hyde staff to spend the day finding out how our organisation operates, learning more about the world of work and developing a greater understanding of career pathways.
The young people benefitted from being able to speak with and be inspired by staff who each shared their own career journey. There were opportunities for young people to learn about housing, career pathways and seek advice from specialist staff from across the business, through development workshops in public speaking and CV writing through to Q&As and interactive activities.