PYF Covid-19: Services Before Surveys

Five months on – What have the effects been on young people’s health and wellbeing? Resisting the national urge to ‘survey’ young people early on in Lockdown, we decided to stand by our ethos of putting direct services to young people at the forefront of our work during this challenging time. However, recognising the need

PYF Impact Review 2020

Thanks to the support of a range of funders, we are pleased to present our annual report for 2019/20 Check it out for updates on programmes delivered.  

Take a virtual walk through The Unplugged Series Digital Gallery to see brand new works by a collective of aspiring Coventry artists aged 13 to 25. They all took part in an eight-week mentoring programme during lockdown, designed to combat the effect of COVID-19 on arts and youth provision in Coventry. Their final work, which

The Coventry Youth Partnership (CYP) is a model of local youth work collaboration that has sparked interest not just within Coventry but across the UK. This summary brings together the key elements of Coventry’s partnership model and sets out priorities for its future. At a time when Government is considering a wider roll out of

The Unplugged Series

We’re sharing this exciting opportunity for young people to engage in a new creative programme. During this challenging time, it will provide a number of platforms for them to connect to new sessions which will commence over the coming weeks, as well as longer-term creative provision linked to the City of Culture programme. The programme

A youth programme is empowering young women in Coventry to make a positive impact in their communities and build their own self-confidence. EmpowHER is a social action initiative led by national charity UK Youth, in partnership with the British Red Cross and the Young Women’s Trust. So far, the programme has reached 208 young women

COVENTRY’S Positive Youth Foundation has been awarded £300,000 by BBC Children in Need. The substantial cash boost will help the city project help address the emotional wellbeing of 8-13-year-olds who have newly arrived to the UK, including refugee and asylum seeking children, alongside local disadvantaged children in the community. Cormac Whelan, programmes manager of The

PYF Connect An exciting start to 2020 as we announce the next chapter of PYF. Due to an increased demand for sector support, we have established a new strand to the organisation – PYF Connect. PYF Connect allows us to formalise our role in supporting the youth work sector at a local, regional, national and

PICTURE CAPTION: Centre – Will Majemite and Faye Griffiths with other volunteers and Positive Youth Foundation staff. Volunteers in Coventry who are helping to keep the city’s young people safe have urged others to become mentors too. Faye Griffiths and Will Majemite are two of the first people to get involved in the new mentoring