Each young person is matched and paired with a mentor for support and encouragement.
We use a variety of tools in mentoring to cover topics like anger or money management through to strategies for coping in school/at home.
Over the course of the year our mentors build a strong relationship with their young person. Meetings take place in coffee shops, parks or our office with full parental or school consent.
Time Out For Parents
Over the past few years we have started to run groups for parents. Positive Parenting – Time Out for Parents courses from Care for the Family give common sense, jargon-free information and ideas to help you engage with your children and boost your relationship. We have run coursers focusing on The Teenage Years and also Handling Anger in the Family.
Mobile Youth Centre
We take our mobile youth centre out every Friday night in term time. We alternate between Hartham Common, Hertford and Priory Street, Ware.
We serve hot drinks/biscuits, have a games console and alcohol/drug information. Our team get into great conversations with young people that sometimes leads them into accessing our wider work.
We run summer bus in the holidays and maintain a presence at community events. More recently we have taken it into local schools in lunch time.
We occasionally go out and walk around Hertford and Ware in detached work – touching base with young people we haven’t seen for a while or meeting new young people and letting them know about FUTUREhope and the support we offer.
We work in schools providing up-to-date and relevant drug/alcohol education to all years of students, including assemblies and tutor group sessions.
We offer a range of different group work sessions covering Anger Management, Money Management, Self Esteem, Drugs/Alcohol Education with a Skills Workshop, Smoking Cessastion and many more. We run the groups when we have a group of people wanting to do them! To find out our next batch of group work then please get in touch.
Drop In youth café is a space for young people to drop in after school to hang out with friends, grab a milkshake and play games.
It is for any young person in secondary school, aged 11-18, and is open every Wednesday in term time from 3:30.