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Sheffield young people get set for a bright future

21 April 2016
Young people who attend some of A Mind Apart’s other sessions taking place in performance week.

Sheffield teenagers have built up valuable skills to support with future employment through specialist performing art workshops delivered by A Mind Apart.

Skills through performing arts

£2,000 funding from Sanctuary Housing saw young people from a local secondary school at risk of becoming not in education, employment or training (NEET) post-16 take part in A Mind Apart’s Footsteps course, which uses performing arts techniques, to develop skills important for a successful future such as conflict management and teamwork.

One of the students who took part in the successful workshops said: “I really enjoyed the sessions and found it so helpful for improving my self-confidence.”

Developing skills

Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, Melanie King, added: “We aim to support our communities in developing skills for successful future employment, and these sessions aim to make a real difference to young people potentially at risk of becoming NEET, and positively engage even the most challenging behaviour.

“Our partnership with A Mind Apart underlines the commitment of Sheffield organisations to ensuring young residents have a bright future ahead of them.”

This project was funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.