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For Croydon’s Youth

Posted: 31/07/2012 by emkrobertson in Events, Music, Opportunities, Sport
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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 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:

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 or telephone 0208 726 0700.

Are you 14-19 years old?

Living in or near Croydon?

Love theatre?

Want something new to do next year?

IGNITE based at Croydon Clocktower is embarking on an adventurous 3 month site-specific theatre project with the incredible Tangled Feet Theatre Company.


There are opportunities for anyone aged 14-19 to be part of the performances in March 2012. Taking part is free.


Rehearsals take place on Thursdays between 6.30-8.30pm in Croydon Clocktower beginning January 12.


Tangled Feet –


Are you aged between 4-15 years old?

Do you love performing arts?

Talented dancer or singer?

When? Saturday 18th June 2011, 11am-2pm
Where? Ryan House, 96 Park Lane, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 1JB
For more information and/or to book a place contact 0208 662 4480 or email
Check out the event on their Facebook page:

Are you 16-25 years old?

Do you live in Croydon?

4WD Foundation are looking for two young people to represent them at the next Borough Commander’s Think Tank.

The meeting will be on Tuesday 12th July, 5pm-7pm at Croydon Police Station.

The Police want to hear your thoughts about what you would like from them.

Come on! Speak up!

Email if you want to represent us by 29th June!