WHAT ARE WE DOING?
Youth Beyond Borders is an innovative and pioneering project that is about empowering young people to take action in their communities whilst developing transferable skills that they can use whatever path they choose to follow.
Working with the young men that attend our community football sessions in Camberwell, we are giving them the opportunity to lead their own campaign to tackle a local issue in their community.
The project begins by examining a range of social issues such as racism, inequality and gentrification through the lens of football, before focusing in on one that the participants want to build a campaign around. This year FBB’s Youth Leaders chose to focus on the lack of safe and affordable football facilities in their local community, and have been running a campaign calling for the renovation of a dilapidated 5-a-side pitche on the Angell Town estate in Brixton.
Through planning and implementing the campaign, the team will build skills such as project planning, teamwork and public speaking, whilst gaining an understanding of how to bring about social and political change as a collective.
WHAT ARE OUR AIMS?
To support marginalised young people to make their voices heard in the local community
To help them build an understanding of how to bring about social and political change on a local grassroots level
- To develop important transferable skills that will be useful to them whether they wish to pursue employment, study or activism.
Our PEOPLE, OUR PARTNERS
Joel Sharples – email@example.com
Jack Badu – firstname.lastname@example.org