Jump Start Programme launches in South Somerset, supporting young people in the area through sport and physical activity

Jump Start Programme launches in South Somerset, supporting young people in the area through sport and physical activity

Posted: Mon, 24 Aug 2020 14:46

Jump Start Programme launches in South Somerset, supporting young people in the area through sport and physical activity

SASP are excited to launch their Jump Start Programme in South Somerset, supporting young people in the area through sport and physical activity.

We strongly believe in the importance and value of sport and physical activity and how it has the potential to transform lives. Not only can it empower communities as a whole, it can give individuals the life skills, aspirations and experiences they need to nurture stronger self esteem. Our Jump Start Programme that already operates in Taunton, Bridgwater and Highbridge supports vulnerable young people aged 8-18 years old in Somerset, offering them an opportunity to engage in positive experiences using sport and physical activity, either through our Jump Start Clubs, 1:1 Sports Mentor Programme or our Leadership Programme.

Our Jump Start Clubs provide young people with weekly activity sessions, in a supported environment where they feel safe and valued and have a voice - the young people are able to shape how the club is run, better understand the impacts of their behaviours and feel included. The sessions are an important positive opportunity for building life skills that allow them to better cope with daily life challenges. There is also an opportunity through this clubs for young people who are 14+ to access our leadership programme and gain a recognised qualification. Our 1:1 Sports Mentor programme offers 1:1 support with young people who have an interest in being active and playing sports with an aim of supporting them into a community sports club in their area.

Weekly Jump Starts Clubs are currently happening on a Tuesday at Mudford Recreation Centre Astroturf in Yeovil and Henson Park in Chard. If you know a young person in the South Somerset area who would benefit from this programme then please get in touch with Luke Jackson ljackson@sasp.co.uk If you would like more information about the 1:1 Sports Mentor or Leadership Programme and how you can nominate a young person then please contact Laura Dyke ldyke@sasp.co.uk 01823 653990.

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Partners and Sponsors

  • Sport England
    Active Partnerships
    Somerset Business Award Winner
    Somerset Chamber of Commerce
    CPSU
    Disability Confident
  • Somerset Skills & Learning
    Youth Sport Trust
    activity alliance
    pluss
    Sedgemoor District Council
    Avon & Somerset Police
  • South Somerset District Council
    Somerset Partnership
    Yeovil Hospital Healthcare
    Taunton & West Somerset Council
    Mendip District Council
    Homes in Sedgemoor
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
    Spark Somerset
    YMCA Dulverton Group
    Department for Work & Pensions
    EDF
    Somerset CCG
  • SAPHTO
    together team
    Somerset Cricket Board
    British American Football Association
    Badminton England
    Somerset FA
  • British Cycling
    Create Development
    Children in Need
    The Salvation Army
    Somerset County Council
    Lifeline
  • Channel Adventure
    Nova Sports & Coaching
    Zing Somerset
    Sports Coach UK