Myself as Director and my great team strive to reach the needs of children within communities and also in their day to day school life. We focus our aims on raising not only the self-esteem but also the aspirations of children too, giving them role models who are real life examples of success who they can aspire to and have as their mentors. Personally my vision as the Director of this project is to create visible change and actually a youth centre of this kind being one that oozes with positive energy for the communities. In three years of Running Standing Ovation we have inspired as many as 25,000 children across schools so there is every reason for us to now do the same for the community also. Our key engagement tools that we specialise in are Creative Arts a lot of this being all of the things that young people enjoy Music, Drama, DJ'ing, Radio, Gaming, Arts and crafts and workshops to really engage these young people and give them a focus to work towards. With the money raised we aim to create a safe haven for these young people and help reduce the issues of Knife-Crime in the local and wider communites where they can have a choice of activities to enrol in and thrive at especially during half-term holidays when a lot of young people are stuck for things to do. With the help of all the amazing people in the community and donations the money raised through Crowdfund we be used for long lasting resources for the young people to learn and enhance some of these great skills resources such as Arts and Crafts resources, Digital Equipment (Filming and photography workshops for young people to deliver positive messages through visuals), Audio Equipments (Music studio to encourage pupil voice and creative positive music), Art resources, Homework club resources, pool table, survey questionaires to engage more young people, Youth Hub T-shirts to encourage sense of responsibility, subsidized trip fund to enable young people to have some memorable experiences. Standing Ovation will aim to have consistency with this youth hub and keep regular and a variety of workshops flowing for the young people. Lastly with a great team of inspiring mentors on board this is sure to be a success with the help of your kind donations. Please help us reach our goal by August!