Teen Action


Variety of Art courses for disadvantaged and disengaged young people aged 12-18 years who suffer from low self-esteem and difficult family situations often living in poverty. The classes will include wood etching, fruit carving, flower arranging and music. This will improve self esteem of youth.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1120268)

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  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment




Young people in Hackney are disadvantaged compared to other young people their age. The borough suffers from high unemployment and crime. YP are at risk of becoming NEET as a result of their poverty, family situations and poor education (many are not able to achieve a grade C in English and Maths GCSE.) This impacts their self esteem and young people feel trapped in the poverty cycle, where they lack skills and do not have the necessary confidence to enable them to find suitable employment.


Art Waves is designed to build and improve the confidence and skill of YP. Each course leads to accreditation from AQA at Level 2 empowering YP to achieve and move ahead. Classes will be small groups of 12 led by experienced teachers supported by an assistant. Teen Action believes in hiring teachers with experience in youth work so the course acts as a modem for making a difference to the lives of the young people. The underlying aim of the courses is to boost the confidence and job opportunitie