YOUNG people are being encouraged to learn new skills and help improve the community by signing up to the Prince’s Trust programme which begins later this month.
The free 12-week programme, for people aged between 16-25, incorporates fun and challenging team-building exercises and community projects.
The programme, delivered by South Yorkshire Police (SYP) and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue (SYFR), begins in Rotherham later this month and open days will be held beforehand to give people an insight into the course.
John Daley, from SYFR, said: “Over three months, we give youngsters the opportunity to really push themselves, learn new skills and have fun in the process.
“They give back to the community through local based projects, which they help to decide, and work hard to really make a difference and improve an area through that work.
“While they will learn many practical and employable skills along the way, often what we see the most is a huge increase in the confidence of those who take part, which is fantastic.
“Prince’s Trust really does help people develop and over recent years we’ve picked up numerous awards, including two for community projects and one known as a Rising Star award, which is given to the person who has shown the most progress and development across the course each year.”
The next Rotherham course begins on Monday, January 22, to get involved text YES ROTHERHAM to 07769 887249 or email email@example.com.
To find out more about the programme open days are being held at Dearne Community Fire Station, Manvers, on January 16, 17 and 18 from 10am-12pm and 1-3pm.
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