Active learning that stops students dropping out

Youth Engagement for Schools (YES)

The Youth Engagement for Schools (YES) programme aims to prevent students from dropping out of statutory education by providing active learning opportunities in small groups, outside their normal learning environment.

The YES programme helps keep them engaged in education by raising their aspirations and achievements. It also improves their ability to communicate with others.

While attending the course, students can complete the Paddle Power Start Award.

For disengaged students

YES is available for students who are becoming disengaged from statutory education through low attendance and/or disruptive behaviour. A professional, who feels that a more active way of learning in a small group would be more appropriate, must recommend them. The student will then be interviewed by UKSA before we offer them a place.

Improving soft skills

The YES course benefits students who need to spend time improving soft skills so they can develop attitudes and behaviours that will enable them to succeed. Students must have an interest in working outdoors and being active, as the programme will involve physical activities and getting wet.

The course takes students out of their comfort zones and focuses on developing the following soft skills: communication, decision-making, participation, self-belief, determination and coping.

For more information, contact UKSA on +44 (0) 1983 294941 or jade.beasley@uksa.org