PACE is much more than a sports coaching company. We work in partnership with the local authority, district and parish councils, as well as government agencies and community organisations to provide youth work projects to young people within their own communities. The projects we run can be purely youth work focussed - or a combination of sport, youth work and formal (accredited) education. We are able to offer these projects through our team of youth workers, coaches, teachers and assessors - which is a unique strength of our company. The head of our Youth Work team holds a JNC qualification, and has 20 years of experience of delivering youth work projects including staff training, specialist work with NEETS, diversionary projects, building based youth work and detached and outreach youth work projects.
We have a vast experience of delivering in deprived areas and difficult communities, and have a track record of engaging with hard to reach individuals. Our youth work projects can offer:
- Informal and formal Education for young people (and adults)
- Diversionary activities
- Personal and social development opportunities
- Community cohesion
- Sustainable outcomes
- Youth Work staff/team training (including detached work)
Other aims of our provision include health and well-being for those involved, and the wider community, raising aspirations of participants, increasing participation levels, encouraging pride in the area and supporting regeneration.
Our Youth Work Projects can involve a sports coaching element alongside a Nationally accredited 1st4Sport training course. We have delivered partnership projects with Kent Youth Service, Dover District Council, Shepway District Council, Canterbury City Council, Prince of Wales Youth Centre and MOAT Housing Association amongst others.
Involving PACE in your youth or community strategy could make a real difference, please contact one of the PACE team to discuss your project.