Though a community programme focused on children and young people, health & emotional well-being, underpinned by a) popular education/cultural activities programme we will increase local aspirations, develop confidence & improve citizenship.
Following successful previous activities from Aviva funding we are being accessed by youths from the local area, there has been some difficulties within the community due to behaviour which has caused some disruptions. We have had conversations with the youths who have accessed our centre, it is clear to us that as they get older we are going to lose them if we don't listen and provide a service which meets their needs.
From our conversations with them we have identified that sport, songwriting, hip hop and rap interest and engage them. We have researched and can access all requirements to meet their needs. The cost for the year would be £3830 to include two activities for the year for the age range 9/10+. Both our selves at Charlotte's Brightside and our young people are excited at the prospect of this being able to happen, we have had a Governance meeting and a committee meeting to discuss the new plans and way forward and all are in agreement that this is a good plan.
Our plan is to hire a local school's purpose built sports barn, three of our male volunteers and a female will undertake sports, fitness and team building for 2 hours per week. Further to this we have an expert in song, music and technology who has spoken to our young people and they have decided on life story telling through song and music. We intend on commencing these new programmes following an overhaul of our centre towards the end of February.