Providing free open access youth provision at Stoke Park Youth Centre, Coventry, CV2 4JZ.
Thanks to funding from the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, we will be hosting more open access youth provision! FREE entry, Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30pm.
COV provides a safe space for young people aged 11-19years can come to access food, play some footy and or basketball. Learn new music skills or just chill with their friends around the pool table or playing SWITCH with some tunes.
We host lots of workshops for young people to get involved with if they choose. Workshops include visitors from local and national organisations providing information and opportunities for young people to take part in exciting projects that can help influence policy and practice within youth work.
We like to promote a space where we can have real talk, that means speaking and listening about the things that really matter to young people and incorporate that into doing something about it by hosting themed projects. Regular projects include being involved with Fire in the Youth or Confident Me! to name a couple.
Creative Optimistic Visions (COV) provides alternative education, training, youth provision, consultancy and mentoring services through the lens of the Protective Behaviours Process. This is a practical, relatable approach to feeling safe, equipping people with skills to keep themselves feeling safe throughout their life journey.
A grass roots organisation, founded in 2014 in Coventry City, that has built a respectful reputation with existing partners, beneficiaries and families. COV engages with people of all ages due to their difficulty to engage with education, employment, statutory services, and broken-down relationships within their family structures.
We believe that ‘we all have the right to feel safe’ and ‘we can talk with someone about anything even if it is awful or small’.
Our Theory of Change model aims to increase people’s abilities to keep themselves and others feeling safe including evaluating increased confidence, social communication, decision making skills, setting goals, stress, and feeling safe.
Take a look at our Social Impact Report to see how our small organisation helps create change.