Welcome to the Waiting Room!

We hope you’ve had chance to watch the above video which tells you all about the waiting room and why you’re here.

There’s plenty of resources available for you to get stuck into whilst you wait for your YES journey to begin, but don’t worry… We’ll explain everything as we go!

What does red, amber and green mean?

You’ve hopefully had an email explaining what stage you’re at; red, amber or green. Basically, each colour reflects where you’re at in the process of being signed up and roughly how much longer you need to wait until you can access our support.

You’ll get an email updating you at each stage as you move through from red to green.

Things to do

We’re working really hard to get you signed up as quickly as we can. But until then, there’s plenty of free resources that you can access now if you’re keen to get going! Here’s a few to get you started.

BBC Young Reporter

BBC Young Reporter is a great way to get started with journalism. On their website you'll find plenty of videos and tutorials to help get you started, as well as other learning resources.

Visit their website

BBC Academy

BBC Academy presents Digital Cities; a free opportunity to take part in masterclasses in a variety of subjects, from AI and VFX to sound production.

Visit their website

Leicester City Street Soccer Academy

The Leicester City Street Soccer Academy is a free 10-week learning and development programme providing a combination of football coaching, mindset training and skills & employability workshops.

Read more

Metropolitan Police

Every year, thousands of people fall victim to banking fraud and don't even realise it's happening. Metropolitan Police have created an informative video explaining more.

Watch the video

Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum has got a whole host of online activities that you can do at home, from virtual tours and instructional videos to quizzes and crafts. There's plenty to keep you entertained.

Visit their website

Snow-Camp: Stop.Breathe.Think

Snow-Camp have launched Stop.Breathe.Think, a mental health campaign offering free counselling support to young people across the UK. Young people can access 1-1 counselling sessions via their website.

Visit their website

UK Safer Internet Centre

Staying safe online is really important, which is why UK Safer Internet Centre has produced tips and guidance for your favourite social media sites.

Read more

A Virtual Volunteering Fair for 16-25's

To show you how you can volunteer to support your own development and your community!

3 June at 10.00am - 4.30pm on Zoom.

Book on

We now offer digital badges

Digital badges are a great way to acknowledge the skills you have learnt through accessing our support. By getting involved in a range of activities, you can work towards earning a variety of different digital badges that showcase your accomplishments.

Check out a sneak peak of the badges we offer below!

You can click the badges to find out more info.

Have a read through some of our other participant's journeys to see what you could be doing.

Mike's Story

Mike had successfully completed his BTEC Level 3 in Photography prior to joining the YES Project. But after college, he was left confused with what to do next and found himself on universal credit. Whilst Mike kept himself busy with hobbies such as weekly games and arts clubs, he felt he wanted to try something new.

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Houda's Story

Before joining the YES Project, Houda was feeling the impact of COVID-19 and the national lockdown. She was struggling to keep motivated as she was unable to leave her house, leaving her feeling frustrated and bored.

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Sierra's Story

Before joining the YES Project, Sierra had graduated from university, but was feeling lost, unmotivated, and was struggling to find a way forward. She came across YES Project and decided to give it a try.

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Shaik's Story

Before joining the YES Project, Shaikh was looking for work but not having much success. The added pressure from COVID-19 was making his search more difficult, and he started to feel at a loss with what to do next.

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