The Avenues Youth Project - Teenage Peer Support and Employability Project

The Avenues Youth Project - Teenage Peer Support and Employability Project

To help teenagers get work experience and gain confidence; by developing skills and the character needed to make them more employable.

We did it!

On 17th Nov 2017 we successfully raised £8,500 of £8,500 target with 45 supporters in 73 days

 HELP US RAISE £8,500

TO HELP TEENAGERS INTO WORK.

ALL DONATIONS MADE BEFORE 16TH NOVEMBER  WILL BE MATCHED BY TRUST FOR LONDON.

Hitting our target will enable us to deliver a new 9-month project to engage hard-to-motivate young people with the incentive of getting varied work experience and building a CV.  The area we cover is an area suffering high levels of economic inactivity and child poverty.

ABOUT US

The New Avenues Youth Project was established in 1979 in response to high levels of teenage pregancies and child proverty in the area.  Children born in this area continue to have limited life chances.

THE DIFFERENCE THE CROWDFUNDING PROJECT WILL MAKE

The youth support trainees, who will be interviewed and selected by a panel of young entrepreneurs and Youth Workers, will begin as volunteers within the Youth Project.  

On completion of their first three months the trainees will be taken through a detailed performance review by their manager who will decide whether to recommend them for a 3-month paid placement in the Avenues Youth Project.

In order to ensure that the trainees are capable of working outside their comfort zone, and to be exposed to different management styles, they will complete a further three months paid work placement in a different Youth Project.  

Finally, the young person will receive employability assistance, encouraging further training and eductaion if appropriate or support with CV writing and job hunting, or a referal to a specialist agency.

Successfull candidates will be drawn from across the neighbourhood which straddles three local authority areas. In so doing we aim to build relationships between young people from rival postcode areas.  

While voluteering for the Avenues the trainee support workers will also facilitate sessions based around creative upcycling of clothes for fashion, jewelery, fabrics etc our gardening projects and promote awareness of reducing energy consumption, re-use and recycling within the building. 

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              (Above: AYP members in our training kitchen with Petersham Nurseries Exec Chef!)

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                        (Above: AYP Graphic Design Project: Art Work)

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                                          (Above: Avenues Online Radio volunteer Nicole Forde recruits a new presenter!)

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                     (Above: Participants in the photography workshop led by Olivia Rose, who shot the latest Nike campaign)

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