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Our Aims 

We believe in enabling children to become the best that they can be, develop emotional resilience and reach their full potential. We encourage youth leadership, volunteering, skills development and dreaming dreams. Our vision is for a world where children feel safe, loved and lead happy, productive lives, making a positive impact in their own lives and in the lives of others.

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1. Make Change

To equip children and young people to cope with whatever life throws at them, have plans and hopes for their future and skills to make their dreams a reality.

Life can be tough for young people today whatever their background but more so if you are growing up in a deprived community with fewer opportunities, but with, safe places to be and belong, people who believe in and champion you and opportunities to gain practical and life skills then anything can be achieved. We promote positive mental health and wellbeing and work to enable young people grow in emotional resilience, personal confidence and hope for an exciting future.

How?

Youth and children’s projects, cooking, community gardening and other skill-based programmes, Homework clubs, Literacy projects, school workshops and extra-curricular education, events, activities at Kingsley and Co, mentoring, training opportunities, placements, faith projects, residentials, holiday clubs and much more.

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2. Be Change

To encourage children and young people to be agents of change in their community.

Young people often feel powerless and not listened to with others making the decisions for their lives. We work to enable young people to not only be heard but be agents of the change they want to see through role modelling, volunteering and social action. We encourage them not to just tell others their hopes and dreams but to make them happen.

How?

Volunteering, young volunteer programme, youth and children’s forums, social action projects, mentoring, peer mentoring, youth leadership, publishing their written work (poetry/stories/recipes) community art projects.

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3. Champion Change

To enable our community, its families and institutions to make change and be changed.

For young people to thrive they need to be nurtured, supported and given opportunities to grow, test new ideas, take responsibility and have a safe place to succeed and to fail. We seek to support young people by addressing the environment around them, creating opportunities, raising awareness, championing their voice at strategic levels, supporting families and engaging decision makers and influencers.

How?

Family support work, community events and showcases, North Perk café, Community Garden, the Believe Awards, being part of a wide range of networks and forums championing young people, training community influencers, leaders and churches

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