XLP

XLP Arts Project

The project supports young people in the most disadvantaged areas of inner London, who are at risk of educational failure and negative influences in their communities, to access the performing arts, raise their self-esteem, improve their educational engagement and make positive life choices.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1101095)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£15,000

Amount raised

£30,170

Donations

51

    Category

    Helping

Location

Situation

This project is needed to help and support children and young people (aged 11 – 18) who are growing up in some of London’s most disadvantaged inner-city areas, and experience a complex combination of different challenges including: poor home life, including low income/unemployment and broken/absent parental relationships; underachievement at school/educational failure; challenging behaviours; and/or making poor life choices, including involvement in anti-social behaviour, gangs and crime.

Solution

The project will provide a combination of performing arts workshops, coaching, mentoring and performance opportunities, alongside structured sessions focused on life and employability skills. Through these activities the young people will: learn to communicate better; raise their self-confidence, self-worth and aspirations; be encouraged to remain in education and reject the relatively poor role models around them; and choose to set goals and work hard to achieve them.