Young adults across the North West, Greater Belfast, and the South West have been experiencing Reading Rooms sessions as part of Verbal’s new outreach programme, The Third Space.

Peace IV, Extern, and Verbal

This cross-border project is funded by PEACE IV. It is delivered in partnership by Extern, the leading social justice charity, and Verbal, the lead organisation promoting the power of the spoken and written word.

Across four years, the project will transform the lives of 800 children and young people identified as being vulnerable and at risk.

Personal development and Reading Rooms

The programme supports an OCN Level 1 in Personal Development.

Working with the first intake of participants, our trained Reading Rooms facilitators share stories and poems that encourage discussion and engagement.

Read about how they have been responding to Reading Rooms here.

The Reading Rooms sessions complement the themes and issues the young adults explore in their Personal Development course.

Second intake coming soon

More Reading Rooms will be delivered across the 26-week Third Space programme, before we move on to the second intake of young adults, later in the year.

We’re looking forward to seeing how the groups will respond and develop.

Find out more

If you are interested in taking part, contact your local Extern representative:

Belfast: [email protected]

NorthWest: [email protected]

SouthWest: [email protected] or [email protected]

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