A NEW youth skills development club to boost young people not in education, employment or training is set to kick off in Kidderminster.

The 12-week positive activities programme, designed by the Prince’s Trust, run by Core Children’s Services (CCS) and funded by Worcestershire County Council is aimed at “NEETS” aged between 13 and 19.

Sessions will take place at Kidderminster and District Youth House on Saturdays, from January 12, between 10am and 3pm.

It aims to boost young people’s self-esteem and practical abilities as well as develop confidence and improve their chances of staying in school or work.

Vicky Fry, CCS activity group co-ordinator, said: “The number of young people not in education, employment or training is an on-going concern across the UK.

“We are therefore thrilled to be delivering a course that could help young people in Worcestershire reach their potential.

“Starting in the new year, the course aims to educate and inform teenagers, motivate them to make positive decisions and deal with feelings of stress or peer pressure.

“We are taking referrals for the course now and young people in Wyre Forest can self-enrol or be referred by parents and schools.

For more information, contact Ms Fry on 07825 831312 or email Victoria.fry@corechildrensservices.co.uk