Why 15-25s & why the Reading area?
- Boys Brigade, in common with virtually all youth work, whether Christian or secular, sees a significant drop off around 13-14 years old. Hence there is often little opportunity for young people to remain in a group (unless it’s a highly focussed sports/drama type group).
- So by expanding the catchment area to the whole of Reading area we hopefully will provide the opportunity for young people to connect to like-minded young people.
- The other significant weakness of most traditional youth work is that it stops at 18 years old, and has little to offer and support young people as they go through the most dramatic life changes from 18 to 25ish. Scouts have identified this issue and created their ‘Explorer’ groups.
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