How do youth centres benefit?
The Challenge is run in public, in the summer holidays, and is free for children to take part. By getting your young people involved in the #MAKEDIFFERENCE Challenge, your youth centre can:
Enhance and support the centres Social Action initiatives and involve parents and the wider community.
Continue to support young people’s learning during the holidays in a fun, creative and child-directed way.
Encourage young people and families to download the map for FREE.
Provide evidence to OFSTED of your school’s involvement in community initiatives and social and cultural activities.
How do schools get their pupils involved?
Inform parents and support those who might find it harder to take part or engage with Youth centre services, using our family leaflets (available from July 2018).
Celebrate the achievements of pupils who participate in the Challenge in September with a celebration assembly that could be attended by your local Youth centre staff or by taking photos of Challenge completers with their certificates and medals for your school newsletter.
Use the data on your pupils’ participation, year on year, as evidence of your school’s Social Action for initiatives and of your school’s engagement with the local community and pupils’ social and cultural development.
The #MAKEADIFFERENCE Challenge is inclusive of all children and families and all stages of Social Action development.