What We Do Training & Support New Shoots New Shoots supported unemployed young people aged 16 - 25 to: Build the confidence, self esteem and motivation to succeed Gain valuable practical experience, qualifications and knowledge Overcome barriers and achieve positive next steps Meet new people "I can honestly say I walked out of Vauxhall City Farm a far more confident, self-aware, happier, purposeful and motivated person than I walked in. I enjoyed each day I was there which is testament to everyone involved and I now have a job, so thank you!” -- Chris, New Shoots participant Initial New Shoots is 2-3 days for 6 weeks Week 1 Team building exercises to get to know the group and the farm site Week 2 Choose a special action project which will benefit the local community Week 3 Build practical and social skills which aid the delivery of the project Week 4 3 days are spent delivering the social action project as a team Week 5 Develop employability skills and learn how to demonstrate strengths Week 6 Set the next steps to achieve goals "I have been working with him for 18 months and it has been a revelation watching how he responded to working with animals, being given the responsibility to feed, water and care for them. It has stabilised him and allowed him to begin to imagine going to college. Unthinkable when we first met. I am delighted to hear from him that he has signed up to Maths, English and Life-skills courses (as well as gym and football) for his remaining weeks at Thameside." -- Referral partner Ready to grow? Contact Us today to arrange to come and see us for an initial, informal 'getting to know you' meeting and we can take it from there! Call us on 020 7582 4204 (Option 4) Or Text 'CALL ME' to 07415779926 and we’ll call you back! Looking to refer someone? Download our Referrer Information and fill out our Referral Form Social Action Project @ St Peter's Church Find out more about the training and support we offer!