Spark

Covid-19 update

Due to the current circumstances, work experience placements are on hold until further notice.

Spark provides a safe, supportive space for girls and young women of secondary school age to develop academically and personally, to achieve their potential and turn their aspirations into realities.

We offer a range of extra-curricular activities and workshops, one-to-one support, volunteering and work experience opportunities and a leadership programme that empowers and prepares them for their further education and future careers. Girls and young women are encouraged to explore and be daring, safe in the knowledge that they will be supported and guided by inspirational women!

Spark Youth Club (14+)

Our weekly youth club focuses on developing leadership skills and empowers girls to become women who are comfortable and confident within themselves, who support those around them and who contribute to society. They will be empowered to understand and value their identity and potential. Spark currently runs on Wednesdays from 5-6.30pm.

Junior Spark Youth Club (12-14)

Much like the Spark Youth Club, Junior Spark is a weekly group for girls in years 7 to 9 which empowers girls and supports them to understand their potential and gain valuable skills. Each term the girls decide on a module they would like to work on, for example, women’s history, social action or film making. Junior Spark currently runs on Tuesdays from 4.30-6pm.

Volunteering

Spark offers a wide variety of volunteering opportunities at Baytree. Volunteering is a great way for girls and young women to develop skills for life such as communication, time management, teamwork skills, build their CV, as well as make a difference in their community. Volunteering is also an important part of our Character Education framework, as it supports girls to develop purpose, kindness, respect, courage and self-discipline. Girls and young women are prepared and trained for their volunteer role and supported throughout their journey. They will also have the opportunity to gain a Level 2 Community Leadership Certificate or Level 3 Community Leadership Skills and Facilitation accredited by AQA.

Work experience 

We offer one- and two-week work experience placements, not only at Baytree itself but also work in partnership to link girls up with other exciting organisations. This is a great opportunity for girls to get some hands-on experience for their CV and a taste for working within a field of their interest. Finding meaningful work experience is an important step towards their future career and in supporting them to turn their inspirations into realities.

To register or find out more, please contact youth@baytreecentre.org.uk, call 0207 733 5283, text 07494 679982 or visit us at the Baytree Centre.

If you would like to make a referral, please fill out our referral form and send it olive@baytreecentre.org.uk or call 0207 733 5283.

Team Members

Olive Ahmed

Olive Ahmed

Youth Service Manager

Rosanna Zach

Rosanna Zach

Youth Projects Manager

Katie Bell

Katie Bell

Youth Service Coordinator & Youth Worker