We hold many mentoring sessions with our young people, the difference is most of our mentors are young people, we find that for building trusting relationships, it is better to have someone who is around your age and is going through the same things kinds of things that you are than having someone older trying to give you the same advice…
We always like to be able to break the barriers between our young people and others in community, form the local business owners to police officers walking around the area, we are committed to changing everyone’s preconceptions.
We are very proud to say that every project we have done, from start to finish has been youth led, we encourage our young people to usk us for anything tht they want to do, and we will always try at accomodate, weather that is setting up a T-shirt printing business or getting the equipment for a youth-led music studio.
Any relationship between us and the local community is important, so we always try to spend time making sure that those relationships are strong, this means being involved in local activities, meetings and cleanups – anything that can show what kind of people we are and how we are willing to help.
With our young people, we really want them to succeed, as would anyone, but instead of ever forcing them into anything we ask and converse with them, so that they can have an interpersonal relationship with themselves, and so they can be their own driving force to achieve it.
Community Based Activities
We are very active in the local community, most of the young people we work with come from around the local area, and we always find it good to give back, whether that’s painting a mural outside of a school, or running a project that helps some of the older residents the area get to grips with technology, we are always looking to help in the community.