Connect with family, friends, colleagues and neighbours, at home, work, school or in the local community. Think of these as the cornerstones of life and invest time in developing them. Building these connections will support and enrich young people every day. Raise works closely with the community and expects young people to develop communication skills to connect with everyone involved in their life and skills development.
Go for a walk or a run. Step outside, cycle, play a game, garden, dance. Exercising makes young people feel good. Most importantly discover a physical activity to enjoy and that suits the level of mobility and fitness. Raise encourages young people to become active and use physical exercise to feel good. Young people are given the opportunity to participate in various sports activities including martial arts and gym training.
Do something nice for a friend or a stranger. Thank someone, smile and volunteer time or
join a community group. Look out as well as in, seeing yourself, and your happiness, linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding and creates connections with the people around. Raise has a number of young people who volunteer to help their peers. The ethos is to help others wherever possible to give young people a sense of community spirit and raising self esteem.
Young people need to be curious, catch sight of the beautiful, remark on the unusual. Notice the changing seasons and savour the moment, whether walking to work, eating lunch or talking to friends. Be aware of the world around and feelings. Reflecting on experiences will help appreciate what really matters. Raise promotes the development of a safe and sustainable environment for young people to enjoy, including the training centre, community gardens and the young people’s accommodation.
Try something new, rediscover an old interest. Sign up for a course or take on a different responsibility at work. Fix a bike, learn to play an instrument or how to cook healthy food. Set a challenge which can be enjoyed in achieving. Learn new things which gives confidence and is fun. Raise is keen to ensure young people have a healthy lifestyle by developing cooking and independent living skills. Young people also learn IT skills, gardening and painting and decorating to develop employability skills.
Raise will build these five actions into the day-to-day lives of young people which are important for well-being
Good feelings, overall happiness and satisfaction = SELF ESTEEM
The RESPECT programme focuses on social and moral development to enable young people to respect themselves, their families, neighbours and the wider community.ESTEEM
All young people will attend targeted individual and group sessions, activities and events, which focus upon their social and moral development. The promotion and development of young peoples’ personal development so that they can be positive, active members of their communities is at the centre of Raise’s mission.
Elements of the Respect agenda will be provided throughout all activities, programmes, and ventures.