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Fight 4 Change
Aims to engage young people in positive activities at key times. We use the coach / participant relationship to provide positive role models, increase motivation and deliver personal and social development projects with boxing as a pathway. And we provide education and training programmes as pathways into coaching and mainstream education
Inclusive, Interactive, Imaginative. Immediate Theatre is a participatory arts charity based in Hackney, East London. We use the transformative power of the arts to inspire and bring communities together.
Legacy Youth Zone
Croydon's Legacy Youth Zone is a state-of-the-art facility, offering young people aged 8-19 and up to 25 for those with additional needs, somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to. Members have access to an indoor climbing wall, fully equipped gym, drama and dance studio, training kitchen, sports hall, 3G kick pitch, arts and crafts studio, music room with recording studio, and much more - all for just £5 per year and 50p per visit.
Croydon BME Forum
Croydon BME (black & minority ethnic) Forum is the umbrella organisation for Croydon’s Black and Minority Ethnic voluntary and community sector; engaging people, building capacity, and promoting equality and cohesion.
We offer free-at-the-point-of-access activities and programmes in inner-London for young people aged 8-25 years old. We empower young people to address the challenges they face in life and make positive choices for their future.
The Advocacy Academy
The Advocacy Academy is a transformational Social Justice Fellowship for young people who are passionate about making a difference in the world. Across six intense months, we support young leaders from marginalised communities to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to tackle some of the biggest challenges of the 21st century.
School Ground Sounds
SGS is a Brixton-based charity aiming to empower young people (aged 11-24) through music. Our free programme includes studio recording, mentoring, workshops and industry-crash courses.
Music Relief Foundation
Music Relief Foundation is a youth organisation for 11-19-year-olds, with an extension to 25 years for our employability workshop - Accelerate. Based in Croydon, we provide workshops in schools and within the community that takes shape of weekly mentoring, music outcome workshops, holiday programmes and opportunities to partake in social action activities.
Catch22 is a social business that designs and delivers services across the UK in children’s social care, alternative education, social action, apprenticeships, employability programmes, social justice and rehabilitation. You can find out what services Catch22 runs in your area here.
Leap Confronting Conflict
Leap is an award-winning national youth charity that provides inspirational conflict management programmes and support to young people and the professionals working with them. We work with young people who may be in care, in prison, at risk of gang involvement or have been excluded from school. They face high, sustained levels of conflict-violence, aggression, poor relationships, low self-esteem or bullying may be part of their daily lives.
Croydon Youth Arts Collective
Croydon Youth Arts Collective are a group of young creatives that are working to raise the profile of arts and culture in Croydon. Their meetings involve consultations from arts organisations, event planning, learning advocacy skills and meeting other interesting creatives!
Croydon Drop In
Croydon Drop In (CDI) is a voluntary sector charity who have been supporting children, young people and families for 41 years.
Croydon ‘Our Space’ is supported by a group of local professional and community organisations and has recruited 50 volunteers and is working with 25 partners. We deliver a broad range of activities for young people including Jam Total Sport outreach sessions, young men’s peer mentoring training, Talent Match and more.
Lives Not Knifes
Lives Not Knives is a youth led charity, for young people in London, working to prevent knife crime, serious youth violence and anti-social behaviour. As well as, engaging & educating young people, who have been affected by socio-economic factors and supporting them to improve their future prospects.
Wired4Music is a network of Londoners aged 16-25, all interested in music. The network comprises of music makers, radio producers, techies, budding A&Rs and more. Wired4Music connects people from every corner of the capital. We aim to guide members, give them opportunities in the music sphere and amplify their voices as young people to challenge the culture of London.
The Pedro Club
The Pedro Club is a non-profit Charity that is passionate about youth work. We deliver activities for all age groups from 5-15 years and 16 plus whilst also encouraging whole-family participation. We have a team of volunteers who are committed to managing our programmes and offering a variety of activities such as boxing, football, keep-fit and arts and crafts. Facilities provided are a gymnasium, football/basketball pitch, music studio and a computer room. We offer a coaching and mentoring programme that guides and supports the local youths. All of the work that we do is designed to empower, provide important life skills and encourage a healthy lifestyle.
East Soccer Base
A sports academy that works alongside you to build up your skill set, talent, character and self-esteem, founded by three local young Football coaches. Click above to contact them for more information!
Fight for Peace
Fight for Peace's mission is to support young people to realise their potential. We invest in the personal development of young people, offering support and opportunities in a safe environment. Our holistic programmes combine combat sports, education, employability, youth leadership and support services. All of our programmes are free of charge and we welcome all young people aged 7-25 years old.
Concorde Youth Hub
Young Hackney Concorde is near to Hackney Marshes and the Olympic Park, so sport is a big part of what we do. The centre has a cycling hub – regular activities include track cycling, bike maintenance and BMX – and hosts the Barry Mcguigan Boxing Academy. Regular activities at the youth club include cooking, dance, IT, fitness and a homework club. The centre is open Monday to Friday after school and we run regular holiday programmes at half-term, at Easter and over the summer.
Young Hackney Forest Road
Young Hackney Forest Road is the biggest of the four youth hubs. There are activities here six days a week and all through the holidays. As well as offering youth clubs, arts and sports, Forest Road is the home of Young Hackney Youth Leadership programmes, including the Hackney Youth Parliament, South Forum, Hackney Get Heard and the Hackney Youth Opportunity Fund.
The Edge Youth Club
The Edge is open every weekday. We have a regular youth club for 13 – 19 year olds, and a junior club after school for 8 – 12 years old. In addition to the usual youth club activities – Wii, sports, cooking – we also run music production, bike maintenance sessions and wheelchair basketball. If you’re interested in getting involved in social action projects you could join the North Youth Forum – which meets every fortnight.
Young Hackney Stoke Newington
Young Hackney Stoke Newington is open to anyone aged 8 – 19. There’s plenty going on including music, media, sport, drama and dance. You’ll also be able to get advice on education, training and employment, health, family and relationship matters. The youth club runs from Monday to Friday 4.00 – 8.00pm.
Rathbone Youth Club offers inclusive, informally educative programmes and projects for young people aged 11-19, or up to 25 with learning disabilities, over 3 evenings at The Old Library in West Norwood, as well as fun and engaging activity programmes during half term and summer holiday periods.Youth programmes are delivered by specialist and qualified youth workers with experience in working with young people with complex needs and challenging behaviour. Young people are supported to try new things, find their independence and develop invaluable life skills.
Box Up Crime
We are Box Up Crime. We are a social youth organisation working with young people aged 7-19 at risk of having their lives ruined by crime and gang involvement and motivate them to rebuild and recapture their aspirations through boxing and mentoring. We run free boxing sessions across East London - exposing our young people to positive role models, employment opportunities, and an environment for all young people, regardless of their background, to thrive.
Bonny Downs - Youth Club
BDCA's team of qualified youth workers invite local young people aged 11-19 years to drop-in to the Bobby Moore Pavilion between 7.30pm- 9.30pm on Friday evenings and between 12:30 - 2:30pm on Saturday afternoons. They provide a range of activities including: pool, football, basketball, cricket, table tennis, arts and crafts, console games, cooking, trips, life skills workshops and homework support.
Bonny Downs - Stepping Up
Staff from BDCA's Children & Families, Youth and Sports Projects work together to deliver an annual youth leadership programme that helps local young people to boost their employability, learn new skills and become positive contributors towards their community. Every year we recruit and train a team of young leaders to assist us with the planning and delivery of our high-quality summer play schemes. These young leaders gain valuable work experience and specialist training to become anti radicalisation and healthy relationship role models.