THE PROJECT OFFERS BESPOKE SUPPORT VIA FINANCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL MENTORING; AS WELL AS PERSONAL ADVICE AND INDIVIDUAL ADVOCACY
The YLA was set up in 2008 by three young men who had tragically lost a friend due to the high levels of gun and knife crime in 2007/08 and felt to take the opportunity to fight back and stand up for the young people in their community and raise awareness that most stereotypes directed towards young people at the time were false and never really gave a good representation of the young people in their community (se1). The young men also wanted to specifically focus on those young people who were at risk of offending, NEET or have even been victims of crime.
YLA take great responsibility in increasing employability, enterprise, emotional support and new experiences for their young people. the project offers constant support financially and academically though peer mentoring. Young people can seek personal advice or individual advocacy. Having sessions on a weekly basis (Thursday 7-10) covering a range of issues that relate to young people's social, emotional and professional development also providing necessary tools to again gain employment and Knowledge, through Cv Workshops, interview techniques, Training and even down to fundraising strategies.
YLA is open to young people of any academical, financial or racial background providing 24/7 assistance for their needs and constantly strive for high expectations from all participants, the project which won a 4Children Team award a year after it was set up which has generated since then and has continued to provide the highest and honest support to its participant with the same good quality.
Drop-in Sessions: Anytime Wednesday-Thursday 1-5pm
Workshops: Thursday 6 - 9pm
For more information, contact Jacob Whittingham (Programme Director) on Jacob@se1united.com or 07771 565 099.