Beyond Boundaries

Beyond Boundaries

We are recruiting now for our latest, Big Lottery Funded Rites of Passage Programme: Beyond Boundaries.

Beyond Boundaries, offers the opportunity to journey from the Lake District National Park all the way to the Scottish Island of Rum. You will have the opportunity to build core life skills, and gain valuable work experience as you journey, adventure and volunteer in our national parks and wildest national nature reserves.

Next JOURNEY starts November 7th and is 9 days

Download an application form here and email it to greg@chanceforchange.org.uk

Read our full programme guide here. *please note our programme starting November 7th 2017 is a shorter pilot programme.

To be eligible to apply you must be between the age of 18-28 and be ready for a challenge.

 

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Cohort 2017 return from the wilds of the Lake District and give their feedback

Cohort 2017 return from the wilds of the Lake District and give their feedback

“Spending 10 days out in nature with no technology, the same people, limited equipment and in places I have never been before. It taught me a lot personally not just camping and nature but a lot about myself, others, communication, self-discipline, my habits (good and bad) etc.”

“ Everything that I have learnt will help me when I get back to London, understanding that I can get things done with motivation, perseverance and planning. Also, getting me to understand that (my) hostel is not my home just a place I’m staying, a shelter where I am building myself up to move on back into real life. “

“I wanted to gain some confidence and able to talk to people easier. On the programme I took more of an active role in speaking not just listening to what others have to say. I am much more confident in my skills now and am not afraid to challenge people.  I did lead some conversations where we were sat around the campfire on Griesdale tarn.”

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A Young Team From Ernst & Young Team Up With C4C

A team of seven young people from Ernst and Young, are going to bring their talent, skills and energy to support us with a very important project: to transform our Lake District Mountain Bunkhouse into a social enterprise, generating enough income to support our youth programmes and make our youth work more sustainable. We are really excited that they picked our project to jump on board with, and we are really looking forward to working with them.

Watch our video to find out more about our bunkhouse and why it works so well for our work with young people.

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Rites of Passage - UK

Rites of Passage - UK

UK Rites of Passage programme supports young people who are struggling to move on from homeless services, to develop the skills and confidence they need become independent young adults.

Through journeying, adventure and volunteering, in some of the UK's wildest landscapes young people learn and practice the skills they need to successfully live independently. Life skills such as budgeting, travel and cooking, alongside personal development skills such as team work, building positive relationships and managing stress and set-backs. 

 

 “There is no doubt that completers of the programme are very different people to those who started. These young adults are confident, competent and independent and have positive stories to tell”.        

Paul Hamlyn Foundation, 2015 Externally Funded Evaluation

 

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