Motiv8 Holidays give youth leaders the opportunity to bring their young people away on an SU Holiday specifically designed to be suitable for those that come from a more disadvantaged background.
The aim of Motiv8 Holidays is to provide a safe and stimulating environment for young people to explore the Christian faith. In order to do this we ask that Partners send an adult, known to the young people to be part of the team who lead the Holiday.
Partners can also request Motiv8 places on advertised SU Holidays for young people they think will flourish in that environment. If you are unsure about this, please contact us.
All Motiv8 places (on a Motiv8 Holiday or on an SU Holiday) are heavily subsidised, with the cost for each young person in 2023 being just £77.
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You don't need to have had experience of working with young people from priority areas (socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds), although that would certainly help! What you do need is a willingness to learn, lots of energy, patience, and a heart to see children and young people from difficult backgrounds meet Jesus!
Motiv8 Holidays are demanding physically, emotionally and spiritually. In recognition of this, Motiv8 Holidays offer a weekend of team training and building before the young people arrive, to get to know each other and advice on working with more challenging young people.
- Do you have weekly contact with children and young people from priority areas (socio-economically disadvantaged) through a church group/Christian organisation?
- Can you ensure that £77 per young person is met by the family of the young person or by the church/organisation you represent?
- Are you willing to come with the children and young people you refer to Motiv8 Holidays, or send other adults they know?
- Are you are willing to work within SU Scotland's Basis of Faith and ethos statement?
If you answered yes to the questions above, you may be able to become a Motiv8 Holidays Partner. Contact us to discuss your situation.