7 Aug 2014
SBE providing learning opportunities to young offenders
Loughborough’s School of Business and Economics (SBE) is currently helping the Leicester Riders Basketball Club and Leicester City Youth Offending Service (LYOS) to run a five-day residential activities camp for young offenders within the Leicester City and Leicestershire County areas.
A variety of activities are being offered at the Leicester Riders’ boarding facility, Field House, to engage the interests of the young offenders. There are also short educational sessions looking at knife crime, sex education, substance misuse and anti-social behaviour.
The focus of the LYOS programme is to integrate these learning opportunities with the experience of developing an independent life style and life skills. It is proving to be a worthwhile and valuable experience for all involved.
Professor Jim Saker from SBE, who has championed the scheme, said: “The School of Business and Economics is delighted to be working with the Leicester Riders and the City Council on this camp. As a School we are keen to work in our community, especially when it brings together sport and enterprise to improve the life opportunities for young people.
“We know that education can change people’s lives and our hope is that the young people on this programme will be inspired by the course and the special environment here at Loughborough.”
The scheme is running until Friday (9 August).