Be More Project (April-September 2016)
Dreamscheme's Be More project was funded by Belfast Police and Community Safety Partnership. The project ran between April and September 2016, and benefited 35 young people from Braniel estate. Through the project, Dreamscheme aimed to reduce anti-social behaviour, prevent crime and dangerous choices, and help young people reach their potential.
This project provided young people in Braniel with diversionary activities and trips, educational workshops and positive community activities. A range of educational workshops dealt with a range of key subjects such as anti-social behaviour, drugs & alcohol, bonfire safety, online safety, and first aid. Through the project, young people were given the opportunity to participate in positive community work, such as hosting an intergenerational party.
The project also enabled our team to support young people in a one-to-one and small group setting through regular after-school mentoring sessions.
- Comparison between entry and exit surveys showed that 15 out of 20 young people had increased their understanding of the consequences of anti-social behaviour.
- Comparison between entry and exit surveys showed that 13 out of 20 young people had increased their awareness of online safety.
- Young people completed two drugs & alcohol awareness workshops.
- Through the project Dreamscheme provided 42 activities that diverted young people from engaging in anti-social behaviour.
- Exit surveys indicated that 8 young people felt that their attitude to themselves had improved as a result of the project.
- Through this project 10 young people changed from not believing they could make a positive difference in their community, to believing they could make a positive difference in the community.