This month Community Souls was successfully awarded a small grant from the Young Barnet Foundation #Space2Grow micro fund. The grant will be used for equipment and materials for our mentoring programme currently being delivered in the Barnet Pupil Referral Unit 'The Pavilion'.
Our mentoring programme has been running in Barnet's pupil referral unit since 2015. We deliver weekly sessions in the school, supporting the students' academic and personal well-being.
Over the past 4 months we've been working with year 10 & 11 students to set-up and run a juice bar. This has become a spot within the school where we talk about health, food, enterprise and everything in between.
Together we've researched, explored and tasted fruits and vegetables that prevent illnesses such as colds and sore throats, and those that promote concentration and energy. Some students have used the juice bar model as part of the GCSE business coursework.
Over the past 4 months Community Souls has been running our mentoring programme at The Barnet Pupil Referral Unit, The Pavilion. We have been working with a group of year 10 and 11 students, improving their personal and academic development. Below is a snapshot of some the outcomes we achieved.
18 x STUDENTS HAVE ACCESSED FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT THROUGH ART AGAINST KNIVES YOUTH PROJECTS
20 X STUDENTS HAVE DEMONSTRATED AN IMPROVEMENT IN THEIR EDUCATIONAL GRADES AND PERSONAL CAPABILITIES
1 X YEAR 11 STUDENT SUPPORTED INTO FURTHER EDUCATION
1 X YEAR 11 STUDENT WORK READY AND IN PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT
On Friday we were asked to share our story as part of Ravensbourne University's leadership development programme, 'Growing Creative Leaders for the Future'.
The theme of this workshop was 'Me as a Leader - Developing Resilience'.
We talked about the personal journey behind Community Souls and what drives our business. We shared some of the challenges we've faced in getting to where we are today and our positive solutions. We also gave advice on personal development, working on yourself, positive thinking and well-being.
A massive thank you to Fiona Dawe of Vital Space, Paul Sternberg from Ravensbourne and all the students for listening !
We’re looking for a volunteer to support the development of our trading arm ‘COMMUNITY SOULS CLEANING COMPANY’. This is an amazing opportunity for someone that wants to support the development of a small (but expanding!) social enterprise. Do you have time on your hands and have existing skills that could be put to great use? If so, your support could help us grow and make a massive impact on the lives of the people we support and work with. - Click here for more information