ABC is leasing a local community centre to deliver two weekly Transition Clubs from September 2015.
The aim is to support vulnerable Year six and seven children to make the successful transition from Billingham South Community Primary School to Northfield School and Sports College, Billingham.
ABC plans to deliver a 12-month programme for 24 children on Thursday and Friday evenings. Two experienced and qualified sessional workers and four trained volunteers will facilitate 92 weekly group work sessions.
Funding from the PCC will pay for equipment and materials, It will also help toward the rent costs of the building, which the club uses.
This initiative supports working for the PCC’s objectives diverting people from offending, with a focus on rehabilitation; and creating better industrial and community relations.