Making Waves - Staying Above Water

Making Waves - Staying Above Water

To hold an event held by young people for young people, to showcase what they do and to inspire and encourage others.

£50 raised of £900 target 6 %
4 supporters 16 days left
This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by 8:00am 10th July 2017

Joined Up Thinking is an non-profit organisation that mentors young people from age 11 to 30 in East London, South East London and Kent, using volunteer mentors.

In order to reach out, encourage and empower more young people, we also run events and projects within the above locations. Our Making Waves event on the 29th July 2017, is a Youth Empowerment event for 16 - 30 year olds, promoting entrepreneurship, realisation of skills and talents and hard work. It is also an information hub for young people, providing and/or sign posting them to access help and support.

As life has a way of pushing and pulling us in directions we could not previously have imagined, we often find ourselves having to fight against some adverse currents in order to keep our heads above water - even when we are 'making waves'. Young people are not an exception to life's pressures and so this summer, by holding our event, we are celebrating and supporting young people who have/are fighting currents and encouraging them to stay above water.

Our one day event will include diverse young speakers, as well as the following workshops: anti crime, anti stress and anti depression and confidence building.