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For Croydon’s Youth

Posted: 31/07/2012 by emkrobertson in Events, Music, Opportunities, Sport
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”Tabula Rasa” is an amazing new youth led project based in South Norwood for young people aged 11-19. They are currently looking for volunteers to help run the project and need young people to take part in the workshops.

Want to be part of the ‘Tabula Rasa’ team?

The whole team that runs and supports the project are between the ages of 22-24. So the project is run by young people for young people! This means young people will always have a say on how to improve the project. They aim to give young people a chance to learn new skills and encourage them to use their skills to find work and higher education courses.

Or if you are aged 11-19, you can join the workshops?

All the details are in the flyer below:

Also, there are one-to-one support sessions (advice and guidance), anonymous text messaging support service, homework workshops, career advice and support/ C.V writing and mentoring.

PLEASE SUPPORT THESE GUYS AS THEY ARE AMAZING! GET INVOLVED!

If interested, contact via email: info@tabularasayouthproject.com or tel: 0771 724 6444

Would you be interested in volunteering on a new Police project with Croydon Xpress? The aim of this project is to train 32 Croydon Police Officers on how to interact more effectively with young people.

If interested please email Nicole Beckford nicole.beckford@cvalive.org.uk ASAP and let her know if you’re free to attend the first planning meeting THIS Tuesday 24th January 5pm at the CVA, London Road, Croydon.

Travel expenses will be reimbursed and refreshments provided. To find out more about Croydon Xpress check out their newly launched website: http://croydonxpress.com/

Crystal Palace Football Club joins forces with Croydon’s young people and youth support organisations to counter the negative public perception of young people and highlight the positive contributions that they can offer to their communities.

In response to the Croydon riots and to counteract the negative perception of young people in Croydon, an event, Action for Impact, is being held on 02 February 2012 at Crystal Palace Football Stadium to showcase the diverse range of activities and support available to young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET). Action for Impact will also focus on the creative work many young people get involved in through community based activities tailored to enhance young people’s professional and personal development.

Following the recent riots, research into Metropolitan Police Service statistics show that while only 0.07% of young people commit serious violent crime [Independent Academic Research Studies (IARS) 2011], this is in stark contrast to recent research findings relating to perceptions of young people and violence.

The 99% campaign, run by the IARS, reported that 44% of the 1000 adults who were asked in a 2010 poll: “How many young people do you think commit serious youth violence” answered between 5%-20%. 25% of those asked thought that over 50% of young people commit serious youth violence (IARS 2010).

The summer riots did little to build local employers’ confidence in employing young people. According to Business & Education London South (BELS), a local youth charity, many young people in Croydon who did not get involved in the riots and who positively engage in services to help them into work, education or training are being tarnished by the negative public perception of young people.

“Most of the young people with whom we work have expressed their disapproval of the riots.” says BELS’ Chief Executive, Michael Manning Prior. “In fact, their main concern is to secure their futures through getting a foothold on gainful employment.

The aftermath of the riots has seen a general negativity towards young people and BELS wants to counter this by highlighting the enthusiasm with which the young people of Croydon embrace the support services provided to help them.”

Action for Impact is organised by BELS, together with young Croydon people and with the sponsors, Crystal Palace Football Club, who fully support and contribute to youth development in Croydon. Youth service providers such as Croydon Youth Development Trust, Positive Arts and The Crystal Palace Education Centre, supported by local young people, will give attendees the opportunity to have practical experience of film, music, sport, communication and art activities.

Action for Impact takes place on 02 February 2012 at 2.00pm in The Players’ Lounge, Crystal Palace Football Stadium. The event is open to all those interested in or working with young people aged 16-19 and each attendee is encouraged to bring along three young people to share in the enjoyment.

To register for the event, email info@bels.org.uk or telephone 0208 726 0700.

Are you free on Tuesday 12th July 2011 at 5pm?

Want the Police to hear your voice?

We are offering you the chance…..

We are looking for two young people to attend a meeting at Croydon Police Station.

You’ll have the opportunity to meet Croydon’s Borough Commander and ask him questions about local policing and the police’s relationship towards young people. You could really make a difference!

If you would like to be one of our two, please email: emma@4wdfoundation.org with your name, age and briefly explain why you would like to attend.

Nadine is giving 3 people the chance to attend the below music and theatre production for FREE!

All you have to do is help Nadine  give out some flyers for one hour before it all starts (6-7pm). This will be a great example of volunteering for Choice FM to list in your CV so any takers?

Let Nadine Neckles know asap: Nadine.Neckles@thisisglobal.com

Introducing The Lazy Grafters, a pair of fun-loving lyricists who are a breath of fresh air for the UK rap scene: meet the sassy Lil’ Simz, a female MC who mixes book smarts and street vibes to create her own unique style; enter soul star David O and the charismatic Cynikal with the live band funk. We also bring you inspirational lyricists, from prolific rap prodigy Kinetic to Wordplay, with his powerful poetics. Add sultry soul sista Honey and inspirational reggae singer Yiserael Immanuel and the Eastside Stories All-Stars and you have the complete package. These artists are unique, but all share the same dream- to go from anonymous to famous.

You can also expect competitions, a fashion show and a few surprises along the way…after all, our event is called Anonymous…what did you expect?

Have you heard about this FREE amazing event called ‘Inspirational You’?

Do you feel like it’s time to raise the bar but don’t know how?

Are you a social entrepreneur, business leader or student?

If you have answered ‘YES’ to any of the above questions then ‘Inspirational You’ is the place to be!!

It is a FREE event which features many different workshops by leaders of various industries and with the opportunity to be coached by some of Britain’s top speakers and leading entrepreneurs, I guess it must be a win win.

When is the event? 25th June 2011, 12-6pm

Where is the event held? London Southbank University

Also ‘Young, Black and Successful’ will be running their own workshop entitled “I’m Young and Winning”. The workshop will feature amazing young achievers such as Nathan Ghann, Kyla Frye, TJ Morgan and Joanna Abeyie! So make sure you get down to the event and network with some amazing professionals and young people!
The event details can be found at the below links:

Inspirational You Website <http://www.inspirationalyou.co.uk/>
Inspirational You Tickets <http://inspirationalyou4.eventbrite.com/>

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