The name of the participant in this case study has been changed for safeguarding reasons.  Jessica was referred to PYF in October 2016 from her careers advisor at Prospects. We initially met with her at her home, as Jessica has severe anxiety issues and doesn’t cope well with attending new venues or meeting new people.

The name of the participant in this case study has been changed for safeguarding reasons.  When Lily walks into the room, you know she’s arrived. A flamboyant character with a strong Birmingham accent, initially you aren’t sure what to expect. Quickly however, you get a sense of Lily’s kind-hearted nature. Lily joined us on our

Between July 13th-16th 2017, PYF,embarked on a leadership residential to the Isle of Wight. Taking a group of 30 young people who had been involved in completing leadership accreditation’s and qualifications over the past year. Some of the young people on the trip had completed in excess of 100 hours of volunteering before coming with

On Monday 31st July, a group of young people from the Positive Youth Foundation attended a football tournament at the ‘Home of Football’, St. Georges Park. The members of the team were selected to represent PYF after a gruelling four-week tournament in which multiple teams battled it out to be crowned winners and earn a

Power of Sport

On Monday 17th July, a group of staff members and young people from the Positive Youth Foundation attended the West Midlands Police Sports Awards in Birmingham. The event was to highlight the power of sport within communities, and how sport can become a catalyst for social change. The Positive Youth Foundation have used sports programmes

We’re happy to announce another new exciting post with our growing team here at the Positive Youth Foundation. We’re looking for a Youth Engagement Officer (Sport and Physical Activity) to join our dedicated team of youth work staff, supporting a programme designed to engage young people who are referred to us for a range of support

Our employment support programme, Ambition Coventry, has helped one of our participants, LJ gain employment for the first time! LJ first attended an interview with McDonalds after hearing John Kiely, local McDonald’s franchisee, speak during our open evening, hearing John speak passionately about what McDonalds can offer young people and his belief in the strength

Batoul talks PYF!

Batoul Erjf isn’t your typical fifteen-year-old. Batoul is resilient, confident and above all else, aspirational. PYF first met Batoul and her family when they arrived in Coventry as refugees in April 2016. The Erjf family experienced losing their home and large farming business due to bombings, along with the trauma of their father becoming disabled

St. Finbarrs Under 10’s Gaelic Football team are ready to take their training to the next level – after local charity, the Positive Youth Foundation sponsored the team. In recent years, the club have turned their focus towards developing their youth structure, aiming to get more young people into the sport. Through the clubs links