XLP

XLP - 2020 Mentoring and Community Programme

XLP will provide some of the most vulnerable young people in London with vital support throughout the Covid-19 crisis. We will mentor and provide activities for young people who have poor mental health, challenging home lives, and who are most susceptible to educational failure and youth violence.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 23 June 2020 to 6:00 PM, 3 July 2020

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1101095)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£20,000

Donations

9

Championed by The Childhood Trust

    Category

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls

Location

United Kingdom

  • XLP gives us a safe space to share things that happened in the past and the things we would like to stand for. XLP is a place where we can be who we want to be without fear.

    — 'Danielle' - 2019 Summer Camp beneficiary

  • The 2019 XLP Summer Programme gave me the peace of mind of knowing that my son was somewhere safe, and doing something productive.

    — Mother of a Beneficiary

  • XLP is addressing the root causes of violent crime by ensuring that young people have shot at fulfilling their potential and achieving their ambitions. XLP’s approach and mission is one I fully endorse.

    — Mayor of London - Sadiq Khan

  • XLP encouraged me to do the right thing - not to be involved in gangs. They taught me that doing the right thing takes hard work and maturity

    — 'Sam' - XLP beneficiary

Situation

•Incredibly limited opportunities for young people living in poverty to access summer activities •Increased risk of involvement in negative behaviours and criminality in Summer, including increased rates of knife crime •Young people suffering from social isolation, low quality relationships and lacking positive role models. •Lack of youth social integration across London •Young people suffering setbacks in development due to losing engagement with schools, social services and youth workers

Solution

We identify vulnerable young people most in-need of support through Summer and provide free access to exciting activities that are designed to improve behaviours, improve social integration and relationships, and encourage access to further opportunities. In the light of the current crisis and lockdown - many of these activities will take place online. Activities take place alongside group mentoring that explores challenges faced and encourages group discussions and relationship building.