Supporting community-led projects to help your local area recover from the COVID-19 crisis
I would like to run a 3 day weekend residential as well as a 5 day midweek one both for parents/careers & children of secondary school age, who are potentially at risk of joining gangs or getting in with the wrong crowd, starting their lives with the wrong outlook and lack of knowledge and life skills to achieve their full potentials, leading to crime, violence and senseless killings as we have recently witnessed the extensive rise in knife crime. I will reach out to parents/careers who are in Fear of this happening to their children or who feel they have no control over the actions or behaviour of the child. The stay will include physical activities such as raft building, boxing, weightlifting plus a lot more activities which will vary depending on the location. As well as workshops consisting of team building exersises, talks from influential figures within our community, life skills , mentoring with opportunities to gain positions within growing businesses plus much more.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Because it's a prevention programme trying to capture these young children before they get caught up with the wrong crowds thinking this is all there is to live, selling drugs, carrying knives, taking another's life. There are a lot of parents/careers out here in our community who don't have anyone or anything to turn too in regards to their children and how to keep them safe or prevent them from killing or being killed. Imagine how they must feel? So I want to offer this residential to try to prevent further generations being lost and unsupported. I will be providing them with the knowledge to dream, believe and achieve anything they put their minds to. Continuously supporting to do so, also seeing people who were just like them at some point now living their dreams. These are the types of figures I will have talking at the workshops sharing their experiences and offering opportunities within their establishments.
Steps to get it done:
If I stop one child from killing another or one child from being killed, I would have stopped the heartache of two Mothers one who will never see her child again only graveside visits and the other who will never look at her child the same again but only as a murderer behind bars, if justice was servered, which in many cases it is not. Now imagine how they feel???? Unimaginable but this is the times we are living in we need to try to stop it somehow and this is what I have chosen to do for now I have a lot of other ideas in mind, but for now I think this is easily achievable and will be very effective.
About the space
London Borough of Croydon