Green Pathways is a funded scheme that helps vulnerable and disadvantaged young people across East and West Sussex to take part in positive activities linked to wildlife and conservation in their local community. Sessions consist of practical outdoor activities in local green spaces. Young people will gain confidence, social skills and knowledge of the environment and conservation when undertaking their project. We are excited to be funded by the National Lottery Community Fund to deliver sessions during 2020-2021.
Young people that are involved will go on a wildlife journey through regular sessions with our Development and Learning Officer, and help to shape the activities they cover. We aim to provide a space where young people can improve social skills and confidence, with a variety of individual and team activities. We encourage our young people to learn new practical skills related to nature conservation, to achieve positive outcomes for wildlife. Sessions will include a range of practical habitat work (for example pond building), building bug hotels, learning how to identify wildlife, and creative and wellbeing focused activities.
Sussex Green Pathways is expanding the range of Froglife’s Green Pathways projects, and will use knowledge gained from already established projects in Peterborough and Glasgow, with staff sharing skills and ideas to build local partnerships and provide an exciting programme of activities for young people.
Who is eligible?
We work with young people up to the age of 18 or 24 if they have a learning disability who fit the criteria of being vulnerable or disadvantaged. Eligibility can include SEND, NEET, Young Carers, Poverty & Deprivation and many more.
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