Helping young people thrive

Helping young people thrive

Approach

Thrive Homes’ vision is to create thriving communities where there are life choices and opportunities.

As part of this commitment, Thrive works closely with local schools
and youth organisations on a variety of projects aimed at helping young people to achieve their potential and enjoy fulfilling lives.

By teaming up with our community partners, we help enhance the opportunities available to young people and prepare them for the challenges they may face in the future.

Our work ranges from running
life skills and healthy lifestyle workshops in schools to offering staff volunteering days and community grants to create a more stimulating environment for students.

Achievements

We organised an ‘Enterprise Week’ of life skills workshops at Francis Combe Academy, which were so successful we have been asked to run similar events at another Watford secondary school, Westfield Academy, for the past three years.

The fun, interactive sessions cover subjects such as managing a home, budgeting, apprenticeships and personal safety, culminating in the opportunity for students to take part in work experience placements at Thrive and other local organisations.

We also supported and mentored the winning team, from Parmiter’s School in Garston, in the Dragon’s Apprentice Challenge aimed at developing young people’s entrepreneurial talents while raising funds for charity.

Through our Community Grants scheme, we have funded workshops promoting healthy lifestyles to hundreds of pupils
at local primary schools and paid for an adventure playground at Yorke Mead Primary School, in Rickmansworth.

Another £12,000 grant created a ‘sensory gym’ and garden area at Colnbrook School, in South Oxhey. Thrive staff
also spent three days volunteering at
the special school, building planters for children to grow their own fruit, vegetables and flowers.

Helping young people thrive

Results

Michael Wilce, Director of Learning Year 10 at 
Westfield Academy

Students and teachers alike have praised Thrive’s work in local schools, with youngsters describing our life skills workshops as “interesting and motivational”, “very informative and engaging” and “got me thinking about life”.

“Thrive Homes has once again delivered a fantastic range of workshops. The information within each section, coupled with excellent delivery by driven and inspirational staff, motivated pupils to engage in issues outside their school lives.”

Michael Wilce, Director of Learning Year 10 at
Westfield Academy