We work through our membership of local, trusted and high quality youth clubs to offer diversionary activities, accredited training and personalised support to vulnerable young people at risk of getting involved in criminal and gang activity. In partnership with our members we provide the support and the opportunities they need to develop their skills, confidence, and determination to make more positive life choices and see them through.
Positive Change exists to improve the prospects of young people from socially and/or financially excluded neighbourhoods in Lambeth. With a special emphasis on those who may be at risk of offending, our Positive Change Officer works with young people across the borough, linking them into opportunities to help them move forward in life.
We work in partnership with youth clubs, schools and local youth services, offering a wide range of activities. Young people are able to access opportunities such as employability skills sessions, workshops teaching how to achieve economic independence, the accredited Young Leaders award, the opportunity to gain their provisional license through Go Green Driving +16 driving skills course and the funds to turn their ideas into action with our funding for youth action projects.
We also give young people the opportunity to do things they may have never done before, last year we took 15 young Lambeth residents surfing in Cornwall. The whole group got on a surf board for the first time and had a much needed break from hectic London streets!
Positive Change will engage with young people for as long as they need our support and will track young people’s circumstances and progression throughout the project and beyond.
We would like to thank Walcot Foundation for its support in funding this three year project; from April 2011 we’ll be working 180 young Lambeth residents.
For more information about Positive Change, please contact Winston Goode firstname.lastname@example.org.