ACE 1-2-1 Mentoring Project
ACE 1-2-1 Mentoring Project offers one-to-one support to targeted young people from trained volunteers operating with professional supervision and guidance. Mentoring takes the form of listening, supporting, befriending, encouraging, caring and guiding vulnerable young people who are facing threats and challenges to their well-being. For the young person it provides structure and a time to deal with problems and access practical help. For the ACE volunteer it provides an opportunity to reward and support positive behavior, develop thinking skills, problem solving techniques and improve the quality of a young person’s life. Young people are referred to the 1-2-1 Mentoring Project by QEGS, Derbyshire County Council Children’s Services Multi-Agency Team and Connexions.
ACE Wednesday Club
ACE Wednesday Club is a weekly after school support group run by a qualified youth worker with support from trained volunteers. It delivers structured recreational and leisure activities and provides opportunities for socialisation. Young people are referred to the Club by school.
ACE Club 16+
ACE Club 16+ provides tailored one-to-one and group support to 16 -19 year old NEETs (those young people who are not in education, employment or training) from by professionally qualified youth workers. Services include pastoral support, training, coaching, practical help with job applications, benefit claims, work experience, advice and guidance.
ACE Hardship Fund
ACE Hardship Fund provides small grants to help disadvantaged local young people who are struggling to pay for travel to/from college or job interviews, school meals, educational materials and other essential items.