Youth Inspired Projects

CYPN Virtual baby project - baby care

Virtual baby project 
This project aims to provide young people with a simulated experience of the demands and responsibilities of parenthood/caring for a young child. We have experience of delivering this project to young people aged 13-19 both male and female including young people with special educational needs.

Young people can also take part in a homecare period, where the young person has to care for the virtual baby for a 24-72 hour period. This homecare period can be delivered through a residential at an additional cost. This can be delivered countywide and generally delivered over 6-12 weeks (approx. 48-72 hours) depending on the needs of the group.

Outcomes:

  • Understanding of the implications/responsibilities of becoming a volunteer
  • Raised self esteem and confidence
  • Increased attainment and attendance – can be linked to course work
  • Increased understanding of key issues delivered throughout the programme

    Delivery team: Youth Workers, Drug Workers, First Aid professionals
    Group size: Maximum 8, minimum 4 

    Age group: 14 plus, can be delivered to young students 

  • Youth driving project to reduec road casualties in Northampton

    Driving Project
    We deliver a project aimed at reducing road casualties by raising young peoples awareness of road safety issues from the perspective of a vehicle driver, passenger and pedestrian.

    The programme looks at the impact of distractions including alcohol and drugs on driver ability.

    The programme is delivered interactively using a combination of methods including games, PowerPoints, virtual reality goggles and a simulation experience.
    It is ideally delivered over 2 x 2 hour sessions.

    Outcomes:

  • Understanding of the issues surrounding road safety 
  • Increased understanding of key issues delivered throughout the programme 

    Delivery team: Youth Workers
    Group size: Maximum 8, minimum 4
    Age group: 13 plus, can be delivered younger than this but without the VR element

  • CYPN Health and safety volunteer passport

    Volunteer Passport
    This project delivers a Nationally Accredited Level 1 qualification to successful candidates of any age. It can be focussed around young people or adult members of the community and aims to cover 6 keys areas including:

  • An introduction to working with young people
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Keeping Yourself and Others Safe
  • Health and Safety
  • First Aid
  • The Person Centred Approach

  • It can be delivered flexibly over 2 full days or a number of evenings and can acknowledge prior learning in the place of some of the modules. 

    Outcomes:

  • Understanding of the implications/responsibilities of becoming a volunteer
  • Raised self esteem and confidence 
- Increased attainment and attendance
  • can be linked to course work 
  • Increased understanding of key issues delivered throughout the programme 

    Delivery team: Youth Workers, Drug Workers, First Aid professionals  

    Group size: Maximum 30, minimum 6 

    Age group: 13 – adult