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Services for Young People continues to support migrant young people during school holidays

02 April 2023

As well as attending Services for Young People (SfYP) term-time projects, unaccompanied migrant young people can also get involved in supportive school holiday activities

Young man talking to a youth worker

Over the February 2023 half term SfYP provided a bespoke holiday activity programme for unaccompanied migrant young people from across Broxbourne, East Herts and Welwyn Hatfield. The daily sessions were held at Hatfield Young People’s Centre and 37 young people took part.

The curriculum was specifically designed for the young people attending using feedback from previous participants and input from colleagues in the HCC Leaving Care Team. The sessions covered topics such as personal safety, healthy lifestyles, relationships, sexual health and emotional wellbeing. In addition, the young people had the opportunity to socialise and take part in sports every day.

One of the participants who is working hard to improve his English and engage with the community, enjoyed taking part in all the developmental activities. One of the Youth Workers said about him:

“This young person really wants to learn and is always actively engaged. We are helping him apply for college places so he can continue his studies. His positivity and enthusiasm are exemplary.”

Read more about SFYP’s support for young people in Hertfordshire