Its not often i get nervous but I am today and you know what ?
Today is the start of a new Youth Group in Bodmin and I hope the start of something great.
I have been working on this over the last 12 months and tonight it all starts.
I have spent weeks preparing sessions, I have been marketing the group to bring people in and I have found some really great people to work with delivering this project.
The unknowns are making me a little nervous though.. How many will turn up? Will they engage as I hope they will? How will they cope with the ` non formal education` approach? Is this what they really want? So many questions and I hope some of the answers will be found tonight.
The need for something like this in our town is so apparent. The youth and the town seem at different ends of the scale and by tackling that in some small way it will go to benefit the community as a whole.
The journey to get to this point have been going for some while now.
I first applied for funding back in November 2015 and I managed to get it at the start of August 2016. This came from UNLTD who believe in what we are doing. Positive change in the Community.
The funding does not provide salary for me or the people who are involved with the project but who knows, some day the hard work, sleepless nights and all the worry that goes with this will pay off.
If you would like more info on UNLTD and possible funding options for any projects you are working on, then give me a shout and i will see if i can help.
If your young and stuck on what to do on a Friday evening then come along. You just might enjoy it!
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