Post 16: Connecting Young Adult Service Children aged 16-19
This pilot project, running from May 2021 - May 2023, will develop an online space for young people aged 16-19 from Armed Forces families, providing connection and a sense of belonging, particularly for young people who are in areas with few Service children and in schools and colleges with few targeted support mechanisms. It will explore the value of near-to-peer sustained digital support for 16-19 year olds from Armed Forces families.
The project combines the SCiP Alliance’s network and expertise with the skills, experience and technology of digital outreach charity Brightside, which has 17 years of experience in delivering digital support for young people by creating and managing spaces for participants to build and maintain supportive relationships. A holistic approach to development is built in; Brightside’s bespoke digital platform has been developed with input from young people and this project began with focus groups to flesh out the specific needs of this cohort.