Our community services promote strength-building in various skills such as team-work, decision-making and leadership through participation in community-based groups. Youth learn social skills, self-regulation and the benefits of working to their fullest potential. These programmes include our Youth Leadership Academy, Beyond Rugby, and Homework Academy.
Family Centre offers a Youth Leadership Academy programme. The programme has three phases that build off of one another to help develop leadership potential one step at a time. These three phases are:
Phase 1: Youth Leadership Intensive (YLI) is a week long programme that aims to bring youth and adults together in order to increase the understanding both adults in the community and youth participants have of themselves and others. It also teaches teens skills such as public speaking, making positive choices, cooperation, and habits related to setting and pursuing positive life goals.
Phase 2: Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) Foundations is a 5 month after-school programme that exposes youth to new and fun experiences, and empowers them to make positive decisions and to realize their full leadership potential through participation in community projects and activities.
Phase 3: Youth Leadership Community (YLC) offers the youth person ongoing transformative experiences and individualized support through high-school to help them realize their unique leadership style and perform at their best in and out of school.
High school students in Family Centre’s Youth Leadership Academy YLC phase also have the opportunity to participate in a summer work placement called the “Building My Future” internship.
The Beyond Rugby Bermuda Programme is a collaboration between the Bermuda Rugby Football Union and Family Centre. It helps young people to develop good character and succeed in school while having fun and staying fit. The group offers a full Rugby Programme, daily homework support, a meal and transportation home after practice, along with personal social supports to youth in Dellwood Middle School; as well as the island’s two public secondary schools, Cedarbridge Academy and The Berkeley Institute.
The Homework Academy Programme provides a safe, structured and nurturing after-school environment for students at Dellwood Middle School, The Berkeley Institute and CedarBridge Academy High Schools, to improve academic success while increasing positive relationships and social skills.