The Albany

Albany Young Creatives

To give 50 young people a year a platform for learning, development, skills and training through collaboration with others and being supported to design, create and execute project ideas and plans from start to finish.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1112521)

Donations

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    Category

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

Location

  • "My confidence is growing and I’m developing skills whilst trying to start a career. This is invaluable for me as it is increasingly difficult to find employment and is giving me real hands on experience!”

    — Olivia (Albany Young Creatives Member and recently elected board member of the Albany)

  • "My confidence is growing and I’m developing skills whilst trying to start a career. This is invaluable for me as it is increasingly difficult to find employment and is giving me real hands on experience!”

    — Olivia (Albany Young Creatives Member and recently elected board member of the Albany)

Situation

Youth unemployment; which is a particularly big problem at the moment specifically within the London borough of Lewisham. Lewisham has a high BAME population and, while culturally very positive, the community faces much discrimination, especially young people in Lewisham who fall under this category. The majority (80+%) of the young people we work with are from BAME groups, who find further employment very difficult, if not impossible.

Solution

We have developed a sustained funded programme that offers a platform for learning, development, skills and training in an exciting venue that provides young people with a place to develop drive, ambition and passion for the things that are important to them. Through doing so we support these young people to find employment and make a positive change in their community. We believe in young people’s potential to change their own lives and shape the world they live in.