You Matter in School (commonly abbreviated to YMIS) was created in response to the majority of our young adult learners on the You Matter programmes questioning, “Why weren’t we taught this in school?”. It has been designed to mirror topics covered in our other You Matter Programmes, however the bespoke nature of YMIS means that participants can select the subjects they believe to be most important to them.
This course of study is generally delivered via weekly 2 hour sessions over 13 weeks. Unlike our other You Matter programmes this is not assessed or accredited, it exists purely to educate and provide helpful living advice to young people in a stress free environment. Topics discussed generally include, but are not limited to: Communication, Housing Matters; What Makes a Home?, Money Matters; Budgeting, Priority Debts, Understanding Financial terms and the Cost of Credit, Recognising the Impact of Universal Credit, Life Matters; Identity and Self esteem, Assertiveness, Puberty, Healthy relationships, Exploitation, Consent, Knife Crime, Keeping Safe, E-Safety, Social Media, Pornography, Sexual Health, Mental Health and Coping Strategies, and Future Matters.
YMIS is designed for young people in schools and 6th form colleges with sessions being delivered small groups, however it can also be taught in community settings. Scheduling sessions is done on a case by case basis, however to ensure the maximum range of options are available we recommend booking well in advance.
For us to deliver YMIS educational institutions will commission us to provide sessions for the participants. However, if funding availability is an issue it might be possible for us to utilise our own sources for this. Either way, get in contact and we can discuss potential options.
The delivery of this project relies heavily on unrestricted income and the receiving of public funds to provide these crucial services is essential. If you would like to commission sessions or make a donation then do visit the “Support Us“ page and contact us.