opportunities

Opportunities

Free music activities for young people

Free music activities for young people

Do you work with young people who are interested in making music? The LSO at St Luke’s is offering free Monday night music sessions for 12-20 year olds, with the opportunity to produce their own music, use the studio and be supported.

To sign up, please email chris.rogers@lso.co.uk. Young people can join as individuals, or youth organisations can bring a group, but please reach out to chris.rogers@lso.co.uk in advance. Sessions run from 4-7pm on Mondays during term time.

LSO Discovery Choir

LSO Discovery Choir

The LSO Discovery Choir is open to young people aged 8–18 years old that live or go to school in Hackney, Islington or the City (Juniors) or any London borough (Seniors). The Choir encourages young people in the local community, of all abilities and regardless of background, to find their voice and experience the joys of singing and making music. The choirs are now recruiting for the next academic year.

No deadline. For more information and to apply, please click HERE

Supported Internships: Ambitious College

Supported Internships: Ambitious College

Ambitious College is offering a Supported Internship at The Whittington Hospital for young people aged 16-25 years old with an Education, Health and Care plan starting September 2020.

This Internship is a transition to work programme where young people can learn about the workplace and possible job opportunities. Interns will be based at the Whittington Hospital 5 days a week with the support of staff from Ambitious College and the Whittington to get support in developing a variety of workplace skills; hospitality, administration, housekeeping and much more.

For more information and to apply, please click HERE

Fully funded E-Learning and Mentoring Programme

Fully funded E-Learning and Mentoring Programme

Fully funded (FREE) E-Learning and Mentoring Programme for young people aged 16 – 24 with Employment Education Training Group

As part of the qualification, they will be running regular Zoom meetings with learners to discuss important topics such as Mental Health, Money Management, CV Advice, Interview Techniques and self-branding. They have qualified level 6 and 4 CIAG advisors who are trained to give Careers advice.

The courses currently available are: –

  • Level 2 Mental Health
  • Level 2 Introduction into Adult Health and Social Care
  • Level 2 Social Media and Digital Marketing for Work
  • Level 2 Introduction to Business Admin
  • Level 2 Team Leading
  • Level 2 Introduction to Retail
  • Level 1 E- Responsibility
  • Level 2 Work skills
  • Level 2 Customer Service
  • Revision for English and Maths along with Video Lessons.

Please complete this referral form if you would like to refer a young person or email Hello@eetgroup.co.uk for more information

Circle Collective – Back Your Future Programme

Circle Collective – Back Your Future Programme

Circle Collective is a charity and social enterprise that gets disadvantaged young people into permanent, life-changing work and to gain work experience in a high-end retail store and use this training to move into sustainable employment.

They are currently looking for referrals to their Back Your Future programme as they have the capacity to work with higher amounts of young people due to the majority of their referral partners being furloughed or having reduced referral numbers. They are offering services to any young people 16-30 in London primarily in Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Islington, Lewisham, Southwark, Bromley, Greenwich, and Croydon and would like to speak to any other charities/providers who would like to refer a young person to them.

They have pivoted to delivering an exciting online programme since the onset of Covid-19, that combines a mix of employability training, bespoke mentoring sessions, regular wellbeing workshops and the future option of quality work experience to address barriers unemployed young people face in gaining employment. They know that many young people will be suffering from social isolation during the Covid-19 lockdown, so they have built a timetable of interventions that promotes a mixture of group learning via video conferencing and individual support.

You can find out more about what they do and how they do it by watching this video and contacting them on the details below

Email: shabina@circlecollective.org / Matthew@circlecollective.org

Phone: 07749 069540 / 078891936969

People Power and Parliament

People Power and Parliament

Join FSE Projects and Nikki from the UK Parliament via Zoom on Monday 22nd June for a 30-minute interactive session to discover more about:

  • The issues that are important to you
  • How to get your voice heard
  • How the UK Parliament works for you

This event is open to all young people aged 16+. To find out more information and to sign up to this FREE event, please click here

Be Educated and Fit for Life

Be Educated and Fit for Life

BEFit4Life is a project to support young people aged 16-21 who are most at risk of exclusion or at risk of getting involved in violence and criminal activity in the boroughs of Lambeth, Wandsworth, Southwark and Barking.

The project will provide each participant with an intensive 6-month support package to help them make positive choices, improve their lives and avoid crime through a unique combination of personalised business and self-employment guidance; advice and opportunities for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and an introduction to healthy lifestyles through innovative fitness, motivational and personal development programmes.

This project is being delivered by Business Launchpad in partnership with Generation Success and Policy Centre for African Peoples.

To register, please email ‘BEFIT4LIFE’ to info@businesslaunchpad.org.uk

Lifeline Gang Prevention Project

Lifeline Gang Prevention Project

Lifeline Community Projects are currently seeking expressions of interest from organisations to join the following project:

This project will support young people who are on the trajectory of serious offending in gangs.

It will focus on improving engagement with education and increasing employability, as well as tackling family factors through close work with other support services.

The Project will support Participants whilst they are in Alternative Provision, in positive structured activities at other times, and in future education, employment and training (EET) activities for at least eighteen months.

This Project will run from Autumn 2020 to June 2023.

Key activities:

  • One to one Mentoring
  • Facilitating engagement in positive activities in and out of school
  • Holistic learning sessions on relationships, mental health, parenting, financial literacy etc.
  • Employability training, employer engagement and work placements, ongoing long-term support to sustain in education, training or employment.
  • Support to the wider family, where it will support sustained outcomes for the Participant.

Target group: Young people aged 15-16 years upon joining who are excluded from school, living in London, and vulnerable to becoming involved in and serious youth violence.

Further details on the ESF 2019-23 Round 3 Fund are available here.

The completion deadline for this LifeLine-Projects-Gang-Prevention-Expression-of-Interest is 5 p.m. on Tuesday 23rd June 2020.

Completed Expressions of Interest should be returned to juliaward@lifelineprojects.co.uk

Creative wood & metal workshops at Blackhorse Workshop

Creative wood & metal workshops at Blackhorse Workshop

PICK UP TOOLS ⚒ CREATE CHANGE: Blackhorse Responders is a creative activism youth project seeking its next group of passionate young Walthamstowians.

We are looking for young people who have a desire to create positive change. They will get £15 a week to attend weekly evening workshops, whilst learning essential making skills in our amazing wood and metal makerspace.

Blackhorse Responders begins on Wednesday 9th September 4.30-7pm and meet weekly on Wednesdays, with one Saturday Session a month, for 4 months.

You must be 16-25 years old  and living/studying in Waltham Forest, with a passion to create positive change in your community! Apply here or Whatsapp Xenia on 07523735463

DEADLINE: Tuesday 1st September 2020