We aim to provide positive experiences that engage young people. We have helped organise recycling projects, fashion and dance events, sponsored bike rides and cross-generational projects. The Trust has a ten year record of effective youth interventions in Salford responding to street riots, gang rivalry, a rise in violent crime, and the disappearance of up to 2,000 16-24 year olds from any form of social register. Most of these interventions have been funded on an issue by issue basis and have been designed to address and defuse volatile situations which affect young people. An example of bespoke work is John O'Neill's project on knife crime prevention, #gethelp, (www.gethelpproject.co.uk),, which is being delivered by Up ’ere Community Theatre. This hard-hitting play and its follow-up workshops, are being taken into Secondary Schools across the city. Our other theatre work in Special Education with young people suffering with ADHT has been ground-breaking.
The Trust's Talent Match coaches provide intensive support to young people aged 18-24 to enable them to overcome personal and practical barriers to employment. We understand the challenges faced by young people so we tailor our support to meet each individual’s needs to best support them into employment.
Every Friday evening 5-8pm we run a youth club on Albert Park. It's free to all 10-17 year olds and offers music, games and football sessions on a 4G pitch.
We are happy to take on commissioned mentoring and careers support within local schools and colleges for young people needing specialist support.
Youth Project Leader and Lead Mentor
'They listen to what I have to say all the time - no-one listened to me before. They really care about me and what I need and not just fitting me onto one of their courses.' NEET participant