This project works intensively with young people who are involved with or at risk of being involved with crime. Through positive activity and mentoring we aim to turn young people away from crime and offending and into upstanding members of their community, being the best they can possibly be.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 23 June 2020 to 6:00 PM, 3 July 2020
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1150650)
“At the end of the day, the life I was living before, there is no way I’m going back to that life.”
“Before this, it was crime, prison, work, crime, prison work. I wanted to break the cycle. I came down to do some boxing training & haven’t looked back since”.
Wandsworth combines areas of affluence with severe poverty. In these areas there are high levels of child poverty, high numbers of 16-18s not in education, employment or training and high unemployment. These areas have high levels of childhood obesity and smoking and drug use is prevalent, life expectancy is lower than average. Young people growing up in deprived areas have higher exposure to violence and a higher chance of offending. Knife crime and gang involvement are both serious issues.
We use sport and mentoring to engage young people and create opportunities for them. Sport has been shown to be a successful and cost-effective way of tackling youth crime and gang violence as well as have a positive impact on physical and mental health.
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