Programmes

Our Saturday, half-term, and summer supplementary programmes offer an innovative space for newly arrived teenagers, where they can make friends and settle into British life.

Young people learn life skills that set them up for independent living, practice English through a bespoke creative and participatory ESOL programme, and also have academic, wellbeing and 1:1 support worked into their timetable.

Using learning and wellbeing outcomes to measure progress, Springboard Youth Academy takes a holistic approach to education for newly arrived young people.

I learnt many things: sexual health, about discrimination, health, budgeting. I improved confidence.

- Springboard Graduate

Saturdays

Programme

Saturdays with Springboard

Duration

Yearly from September to July

Calendar

Term-time Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Location

Newman Catholic College (Brent)

Description

Springboard’s Saturday supplementary programme is grounded in participatory English learning, exploring culture, science and the world around us through creative workshops, fitness and trips.

This programme has a strong focus on English reading and writing, with a bespoke curriculum that the group moves through in four-week arcs. Young people receive a tailored workbook that covers each theme which they work through with the group and can take home with them at the end of the programme.

This programme is an opportunity to build on the great times we have on our holiday programmes, with the added benefit of being able to offer longer-term support to the young people we work with.

Half-Terms

Programme

Half-term programme

Calendar

October, February and May half-terms

Timings

Weekdays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Location

Newman Catholic College (Brent)

Description

Our half-term programme series takes place every half-term and focuses on life skills and creative expression through interactive skill-building sessions encouraging oral English skills and speaking practice.

Each half term is dedicated to a different skills theme: in October we explore independent living skills (eg. healthy eating, sexual health literacy, self-advocacy); in February we focus on strategies for language learning and education pathways; and in May we explore our values and personal resilience.

Summer

Programme

Summer programme

Calendar

Four weeks during summer holidays

Timings

Weekdays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Location

Capital City Academy (Brent)

Description

Our signature summer programme includes four action-packed weeks of creative activities, sports and trips.

This programme has an ESOL foundation with a focus on speaking, reading and performance skills, explored through a different creative theme each week, i.e. poetry, crafts and visual art, theatre, etc.

Peer Leadership

Programme

Peer Leadership programme

Calendar

Yearly from July-December 

Timings

A few hours per week

Location

In person and online in London

Description

Our Peer Leadership programme is an opportunity for our graduates and other young adults with forced migration backgrounds to train with us in youth work and facilitation, curriculum design and research skills and evaluation.

With both theoretical and practical elements, Peer Leaders sharpen their skills and learn more about how Springboard runs, all while supporting the new cohorts of young people on our programmes.

This programme provides direct routes into leadership at the organisation, with Peer Leaders moving into trustee or trainee staff positions at the end of the training programme.