"We value engagement with, empowering and supporting young people. We believe in arts practice as a way of enhancing the young person’s potential to build their own capacity. We believe in creative practice as a means to self-empowerment for young people. We are committed to empowering young people to make good decisions. We believe in young people’s capacity to transcend imposed limits to their artistic achievements."
Principles of Practice for Arts and Youth Work, RYP, 2012: Art & (Self) Empowerment
The Rialto Learning Community is a partnership between the formal and the informal educational sectors in Rialto to promote the educational attainment and progression for 11-14 years olds living in the community.
Below are links to a variety of papers that contextualise the Rialto Learning Community. On the banner at the top of the page are links to the actual programme that RLC are operating currently and into the future.
The area profile draws on CSO data for the Rialto area and describes the community in demographic, social, economic and educational terms. In addition the area profile alsoreviews the area using the smaller Enumerator Area unit of information. This analysis shows the stark differnence in educational in the community depending on where you lived, figures that are diguised when you review the area using the larger Electoral Division .
The audit of youth provision in Rialto was undertaken by staff across a number of domains. Four services comprising of 27 staff completed the audit, the two homework clubs in Dolphin and Fatima, the Rialto Youth Service anbd the Fatima Youth Initiative.
The research undertaken on behalf of the Rialto Learning Community by the Children's Research Centre that establishes baseline data for the RLC.
This literature review (an excerpt from the CRC report) reviews the body of evidence that exists on both sides of the Atlantic that supports the operational programme of the RLC Logic Model The LOGIC Model describes the circumstances, inputs actions and expected outcomes for the RLC
Links to reports that reflect best practice in terms of working with young people through the ARTs. The reports are drawn from practitioners in Ireland, the UK Europe Australia and North America.
|Links to a variety of web sites that contain resources, reports and access to arts and arts based work with young people in formal and infolrmal situation.|
|Links to tools and resources for engaging creatively young people .|