CAMPAIGN SUMMARY - OUR MISSION
We are campaigning for donations to fund BANG's early intervention programme for 8-13 year olds, NoLimitz, which offers a combination of group and 1-2-1 sessions tailored to the young person’s needs.
Group sessions include:
- The HUB : emotional wellbeing, including resilience, self-esteem and managing emotions
- Learning Zone: academic support, improving attitudes to learning
- Radio Skills: improving communication skills through a radio programme
- Healthy Start: sports sessions with the whole family, improving relationships and confidence
"This project has been a lifeline for both my 12 year old boy as well as myself… If I have any concerns after completing the 16-week project it’s a total relief to know I can call, ask advice and get support from people who know us and care!" – Parent of a NoLimitz participant
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Our target of £30,000 will fund the salary of one project worker to support 45 young people.
Our suggested donations are:
- £184 will pay for one group session for 8 children at the learning zone
- £54 will pay for 3 hub sessions a week for one child
- £23 will pay for one child's hour and a half session at the learning zone
- £18 will pay for 1 hub session for one child
SPONSOR A CHILD, GIVE A CHILD THE BEST GIFT EVER, THE CHANCE TO THRIVE
BANG Edutainment was founded in 1999 by a group of young adults from Brent with the vision of inspiring and supporting young people through services that develop their skills and talents. Since then we have worked with over 5,000 young people. Our projects currently work with young people in Brent who are considered “at risk”, experiencing negative outcomes or on the pathway to offending. They aim to:
- Increase resilience, self-esteem and confidence
- Increase engagement with education
- Improve family circumstances
94% of parents saw an improvement in the emotional wellbeing of their child
87% noticed an overall improvement at home
76% saw an overall improvement in educational targets
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
WE BELIEVE THAT EVERY CHILD HAS THE ABILITY TO EXCEL
“Young people in certain communities are born to tough circumstances, therefore their life chances are lower because of social and economic disadvantage but all young people have the potential to excel and contribute positively to their communities. We want to remove the barriers to their success so that they can thrive" says Jennifer, BANG’s founder. "At BANG we are passionate and committed to supporting these young people and we know that there are people out there who want to help".
With a lack of funding from the Council and recent government cutbacks, Brent has seen an increase in poverty and crime especially amongst its youth population. This includes a worrying increase in violent and gang-related crime; between August 2015 and August 2016, 70 young people in Brent were the victims of knife crime.
Because of these challenges youth services are decreasing; many youth service providers have closed down due to funding difficulties and BANG is one of the few independent youth-focused voluntary organisations left in Brent. We want to invite the public and community to get involved in addressing the challenges we're facing by supporting our work.
A recent report from the Early Intervention Foundation has revealed that late intervention, including addressing mental health, youth crime and exclusion from school and employment, costs the state nearly £17 billion per year. We aim to support young people and their families so that these more costly solutions can be avoided later on.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US
“The work BANG has done has been amazing (once again) and I have now seen another child completely transformed. It's been so lovely having you supporting these students over the past year and I really do believe that BANG has made a positive difference to their lives.” – Teacher, Preston Park School
"It has been great to see the young person developing in confidence and talking more about his feelings over the past weeks. He is beginning to ask for support when he needs it more regularly. He has begun to feel more confident in his abilities at school." – Teacher, Anson Primary School
"The young person has gone from being at very high risk of exclusion to very low risk and is beginning to achieve better in school. We are very hopeful for his SAT results and the outlook for the next stage in his education." – Headteacher, Ark Academy