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Alongside the regular support and learning services we offer young people we also run special projects.

Some are year-round long-term projects while others are shorter special projects that allow us to try something different.

We aim to learn from our projects and use that knowledge to improve our services in future.

Current projects

Winter workshops in Gillingham

Being busy and trying new things builds confidence and raises self-esteem.

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Gillingham Youth Collective

We successfully secured funding from the National Lottery Community Fund to deliver a long-term post-covid project in Gillingham.

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Job Junction - Bill Butters

Bill Butters opens the doors on “Job Junction!”

Job Junction is a new Rendezvous initiative to promote local employment and apprenticeship opportunities to young people.

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The Future IS Yours

If you know someone who could do with a bit of help working out what their next steps should be then why not suggest they join our new programme “The Future is Yours?”

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From Anxious to Awesome, the Discovery Social Group

Copyright: Hannah Busing – unsplash

Building on the success of the Discovery Group project (a special project with CAMHS and the Dorset Mental Health Forum) and at the request of the young people involved we now run a targetted social group for alumni of the Discovery Group (Tuesdays, term-time only).

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Meet on the streets: Gillingham

Photo: Michael Day

If you are a bit too old for youth club or you can’t get to one of our venues, we have teams of Rendezvous staff who meet young people in the streets or parks in different towns. 

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Past projects

Parkour & Graffiti in Gillingham

We’re hoping the weather holds for our half term parkour and graffiti session that’s taking place in Gillingham in half term on Friday 2 June, 11am-3pm.

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Getting to grips with camera - B/W

Gillingham Film: Find Your Way…

Our latest film project is underway! And it’s a win-win situation for everyone. Gillingham Town Council have invited young people to help them promote the town’s new urban orienteering trail by producing two new films.

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Discovery project

Photo: grassrootsgroundswell

UPDATE: This project with CAMHS and the Dorset Mental Health Forum has now formally ended but we are continuing to build on the things we learn and run our own targetted small group work focussing on mental health.

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Rendezvous Yeovil: Learning

UPDATE: The Rendezvous Yeovil Learning Programme is now an integral part of our learning offer. Having started as a pilot in 2020 it has gone from strength to strength since the doors opened. Check out our general learning pages for current information

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Emotionally Connected Sherborne

Photo: Matthew Ball

UPDATE: This project came to a successful end. We helped the Primary School to set up inschool counselling and access funding, the Gryphon school project was disseminated across other schools and our own mental health programme at The Rendezvous was further supported by the Friends of the Yeatman Hospital.

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Emotional Wellbeing in School

UPDATE: Normal service has resumed at the Gryphon School and we are delighted that relationships with the students and the staff team continue to go from strength to strength

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