In March: Soar worked with approximately 555 young people in 8 schools through our early intervention, preventative, well-being workshops. While schools closed for the Easter break, we focussed on our out of school programs. In April we are scheduled to work with 11 schools and 773 young people.
Stripped - We ran our first Girl’s Program pilot session with over 30 young women from our crew and community. Our newly developed Girl’s program titled “Stripped” aims to empower young women to explore and strip back societal and individual expectations and develop a greater sense of self-worth.
Youth Crew Recruitment 2016 - On the 21st of March we met 45 awesome young people who will add to our Youth Crew. This group aged between 15 to18 will join the current members of our Youth Crew on a 2 year training journey.
Soar on the big screen… Late last year we were approached by a student filmmaker, Darragh McCann with an idea. Darragh had read about Soar and had been inspired to create a documentary which focused on Soar’s evolution to date and the programs we run. Last month we kicked off the shooting of this documentary. We hope the film will create awareness for Soar and act as an important tool for explaining the wellness work we do in a captivating way.
Redevelopment of our workshop feedback form - Last month we began a project of reviewing and redeveloping our workshop feedback form. This is a form we circulate to all young people who have experienced a Soar workshop. This review was an important process and allows us to gain a clearer understanding of the impact of our workshops and the strengths and weaknesses of the individual content and media we use within them.