Success Stories

Success Stories

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July 2017
Through funding from ESF we have delivered an employability course to prepare young people and young mums for the world of work
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June 2017
The kids that come to our youth club worked hard to create a video that portrays what they think about Centre 63. We are totally blow away by it, what do you think? Click below to watch.  
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March 2017
Starting March 30th the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and the University of Liverpool are joining our Youth Club to perform a series of interactive workshops right here at Centre 63! Kids can perform real experiments with real scientists! Completely free! It's free to join our Youth Club and free food is provided for your child. Ages 8-12: 4:30pm - 6:30pm Ages 13-17 6:45pm - 20:30pm  
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Deanne Grant

"Without the Volunteers Project I would not be where I am today"

Deanne Grant is a young mum who came in to the centre three years ago for support and advice about employment and training. Deanne was at a crossroads and wasn’t sure what she wanted to do for a living. Deanne had been unemployed for a long time and had very little confidence and had low self esteem. Deanne discussed her goals and aspirations with us and together we looked at ways in which she could achieve them.

Deanne started "Skills for Life" to improve her basic numeracy and literacy skills and work towards level 2 OCN qualifications. The project funded a cresh placement for Deanne’s daughter so that she could attend classes whilst her daughter was being cared for.

Since starting the "Skills for Life" course, Deanne has completed a gym instructing qualification and has undertaken training in first aid, health & safety and food hygiene. Deanne started volunteering in the youth club and proved to have leadership qualities - because of this she was offered the chance to go on the GAP scheme. Deanne started her GAP placement in the January and has developed greatly. She has just recently completed her Diploma in "Youth and Community".

Individuals on their G.A.P. placement are encouraged to think about what to do next and are supported with ideas and advice. Deanne had the ambition to go to university after her placement at the centre had finished. Deanne applied for a B.A Hons course in "Informal and Community Education". Deanne was successful in her application and started in January 2013.

Josh Horwood

Josh Horwood

I was what Centre 63 calls a school gapper.  I was supported by Rank through my sixth form years and as I began to plan my gap year, it became clear to me that I didn’t want to travel but rather do something worthwhile, so I decided to apply for the GAP Scheme.  As I had already volunteered at Centre 63 as part of my school award so it only felt right to go back for a longer stretch!  It has been an amazing experience and I’m so glad that I did it; I’ve learned so much about myself and how I relate to other people.  I can honestly say it’s been the most revealing thing I’ve done!  It has helped me access training such as Emergency First Aid at Work, Manual Handling and Equality and Diversity.  I have also been able to access the Level Three Informal Education through the YMCA George Williams College and this will help me whilst at University to get part time youth work.

During my time on the GAP scheme I worked three nights a week in Youth Club, one day with the Volunteer project, and one day with LYBRO. Through the Gap scheme, I also become involved with Team V; this is vInspired’s pilot young person led volunteer scheme focussed on raising community awareness about certain issues over a six week period.  I was one of forty five Team V leaders who are spread out across the country and all work towards the same goals; this has helped me to manage a budget, a team of volunteers and structure my time effectively.