Engage, Grow & Achieve

YMCA Black Country Group

Area’s support can be offered

Sandwell   Dudley   Wolverhampton   Central   Walsall

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Where is it?

YMCA Black Country Group, Temple Street, Wolverhampton,
WV2 4AN.
First Base Walsall, Small Street Centre, Small Street, Walsall,
WS1 3PR.
We will also use other outreach locations


RunS on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 10am and 4pm for 3 weeks.

Overview of Support offered

Engage, Grow & Achieve is a programme of engaging and fun hidden learning activities. The programme has been designed to build strong relationships between yourself and your mentor and peers, as well as allowing the growth and development of fundamental soft skills. The programme will consist of:

  • A selection of fun innovative team building activities, which the mentors will attend, to help develop relationships and soft skills such as communication, problem solving and interpersonal skills.
  • Outdoor and indoor activities such as rock climbing, abseiling, wheelchair basketball, and dodgeball. These activities will allow the group to try something that is normally out of all your comfort zones to help overcome fears/anxiety about progression and build self-esteem, confidence and self-belief. Throughout these activities we will encourage you through positive attitude, motivational techniques and peer support to stretch you beyond what you feel comfortable in achieving.
  • A British Red Cross First Aid qualification that will allow you to engage in other opportunities through your journey including volunteering, helping to deliver sessions to peers, hosting sessions for the community, developing social enterprises and much more.
  • A community project that is identified planned and delivered by you that will further enhance your soft skills including team work, negotiation skills and time management, as well as provide the opportunity to network with organisations who could be potential employers.
  • A celebration event will be held at the end of the programme to recognise your successes and achievements.
  • Volunteering and training opportunities after ‘graduating’ allowing you to become peer mentors for future programmes. These peer mentors will support staff to choose and design new activities that can be used in future programmes, and decide which activities worked best, and which you benefitted most from.

Is this activity linked to;

Increasing confidence   Increasing motivation   Increasing Optimism   Improving employability

Where does this support fit into my journey?

Engagement   This is me   I’m up for it   I’m ready   I’m on my way

Session type

Individual   Group
Minimum No. 10   Maximum No. 25

What equipment should I bring?


Outcomes expected


  • Stronger relationship, trust and communication with mentors and peers.
  • Enhanced soft skills such as team building, time management, organisation, interpersonal skills and problem solving.
  • Improved confidence, self-esteem, motivation and optimism.
  • Increased opportunity to network with organisations who could be potential employers.
  • First aid qualification that is transferable to other employment/volunteering opportunities.