KPC’s Reach Out hub was based on an after-school drop in for ages 14+, providing activities and support to young people who may not "fit the norm"/struggle with large groups, may be struggling with their own identity, and be at risk of experiencing social isolation and the related negative consequences. This safe space was designed to provide young people who have not access KPC’s before, giving them a safe place to socialise, chat, create their own project, and build on their confidence.
This project was always about providing a quality experience to a small group of young people, and help build their esteem and confidence, with the aim to either keep in contact with each other, give peer support, feel comfortable with attending KPC’s open access provision.The project was promoted to young people who may be experiencing some form of social isolation, or struggle to interact with their peers. They may be struggling with their own identify, or feel isolated through their disability, race, interests or unseen issues.
Although the original plan of the project had to adapt for the unforeseen circumstances of Covid-19 lockdowns and restrictions. The core message of the project stayed the same to help young people realise that everyone has insecurities and lacks confidence in some situations. Everyone should celebrate each other's differences and embrace individuality. KPC went on to run an exciting community postcard campaign that meant they could link up vulnerable members of the community at a time when face to face provision was unable to go ahead.