You can help us help 50 young people transform their lives this year. Over the past seven years we have facilitated positive change in the lives of hundreds of young adults - and we continue doing the same daily - but we can't do it without your help.
Annually we have two intakes of 25 candidates each. The programme is intensively therapeutic - challenging youngsters to come to terms with their challenges, acknowledge their past, appreciate their strengths and take responsibility for their future. The core themes are
- Social Connectedness,
- Concrete support in times of need,
- Social and Emotional Competence and
- Adolescent Development
The Life Centre 16-week programme is flanked on either side by a camp - the first, at the start of the intake, is a team-building camp of three days focused on unifying a group of youth from diverse (and often conflicting) backgrounds. The closing camp is a wilderness experience and provides a therapeutic space where individuals are challenged physically, emotionally and spiritually. The objective of this wilderness camp is to create various solitude days for reflection and dreaming followed by evenings of sharing and caring. The outcome is a young person that has started oming to terms with their past and has a future mapped out for ascension out of poverty over time.
Between these two camp a 16-week programme is structured around a weekly life-skill-theme and is run daily, Monday to Friday, from 08:00 to 15:00 in a rhythmic process.
James House is very proud that, on average, 85% of the course graduates find jobs, access training or return to school.