"SCHOOL EXCLUSION" PREVENTION USING ARTS AWARDS TO BRING OUT CREATIVITY!
Our volunteers are doing what’s needed to help our young people to strive. We actively work on projects that challenge negative behaviour; using creative performing arts to deal with peer pressure and bullying. Our work within and out of schools is vital as we believe early intervention is key to liberation. Our members are all activist for social change and are educators with a single mission "To empower people of colour to make positive contributions to society and to educate non-people of colour to understand that all lives matter"
We offer practical training and encourage young people to develop and acquire new skills.
Our weekly intervention, drama, tuition and dance sessions offer:
a great way for young people to explore creative skills
a nationally recognised qualification
a educational tool to learn about POS's culture
a framework for learning new skills and sharing them
a link between young people and creative professionals in arts and media
a rapidly growing award that can be achieved throughout England
Tackling the Issues head-on by collaborating with mentors, community activists, qualified holistic therapists, mental health practitioners, career advisor, and other support services; we support those at risk of isolation and homelessness, at whatever age. We work alongside other community groups; delivering storytelling, therapeutic art sessions for inter-generational experiences, This offers our young and elderly the opportunity to gain peer to peer mentoring and accelerated aspirations. It is invaluable for our young people to hear historical stories based on BME experiences
links to services
CHILD & ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH
Our last fundraiser raised £1945 towards our new
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Making a Difference by fundraising; we sponsor our young people to achieve the Arts Awards certification for projects they choose to take on-board. We take our young to museums, events, theatres, cinemas, libraries and other cultural experiences. Our young members are encouraged to research and grow their own ideas. CREATIVITY IS THE KEY!
USING MUSIC TO ENGAGE AT OUR MEETINGS
ONE OF OUR PLANNING MEETINGS
We use our time together to organise fundraising events and art projects.
Our younger members give their input and we work well across all the ages
Feeling a part of the community is vital for a successful community to develop. Our aim is to encourage our young people to become ambassadors that go out into the community promoting their positive work. We collaborate with many local businesses and organisations to deliver safe spaces for our young to frequent. Ambassadors are given the opportunity to gain valuable experiences by volunteering throughout the community.