The youth are our future yet the prospects of young people in the UK today are far from promising. Our youth face the triple whammy of high unemployment, high costs of living and poor pension provision. They are growing up in a world where education and training are expensive and offer no guarantee of employment - so many turn to crime.
With the money raised from this project I plan to organise an event to raise money to give the youth a place to go to which will take them away from the streets and a possible life of crime this would be in the form of more youth clubs, at present youth clubs are few and far between or they only have the funding to operate a couple of hours a week. I believe not everyone makes a conscious decision to go down the path of criminality, I believe the choice is made for many, a lack of opportunities and education are two main contributing factors. I want them to know that there are jobs out there for them, I would like to offer them support in their endeavours, be it football, helping them secure jobs, helping them launch a creative career, starting their own business, getting back into education, educating them on their options and let them know they can be valuable members of their community. The main goal for this project is to enrich and empower our youth so they don't feel the need to commit violent crime.
I am not just asking for monetary contributions, I welcome anybody willing to contribute their time or craft to the project, any contribution, no matter how small would be greatly appreciated. Any funds raised that do not go towards the planning of the event will go towards the youth project itself, together we can restore hope to our youth.