Help Teens Dodge Youth Violence at ZAPspace
We’re calling on Stratford businesses, partners, stakeholders and local organisations to help us raise funds for a summer mentoring programme of activities for local youths. Come along and have fun with team bonding events and dodgeball at ZAPspace and do something positive for the community. Join in one of our dodgeball tournaments coming up each Wednesday evening from the 15th May for teams of up to 4 people. Each team will fund a space for an 11-15-year-old to spend a week of active fun with mentoring this summer at our trampoline park. If you would like to help more than one child, the rewards will be even greater with private hire for team building and networking events. Your team will have loads of fun bouncing around while doing something great for the community.
A Safe Place this Summer
A quick look on the Newham Council website reveals very few youth clubs in Stratford. While the influx of investment in business has increased the affluence of the area, Stratford teens are often getting left behind. Summer is a particularly dangerous time of year with a lot of free time and rising temperatures. We would like to provide spaces for 24 kids to take part in a week of fun and insightful activities within our trampoline park. Teens already enjoy coming to ZAPspace so we thought we'd give them a safe place to play for free this summer!
We have two qualified Citizens Service mentors on staff who understand many of the issues faced by local teens and the seemingly bleak outlook many look forward to. They are passionate about helping young people to see a better future and raising their awareness of potential pitfalls that could lead them into danger and criminal activity.
We’re partnering with Stratford Original and the Met Police and seeking advice from other community groups such as Citizens UK to ensure we deliver a project that will have a positive impact on the greater community.
We hope you'll come along for some team bonding fun and help us give our young people a brighter future in Stratford.