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Female-only projects at Young Greenwich

Friday 8th February 2019

On behalf of Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT), Young Greenwich offers a wide range of activities for all young people who live or study in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. In addition to the current offer, Young Greenwich also provides female-only sessions across the Borough through various streams. This includes partners, London Knightz R.S.A who deliver roller sports at Plumstead Manor school and Emergency Exit Arts who deliver in a variety of schools.

As part of the Universal Youth Service, CACT also offers funding for organisations to deliver female only projects in Royal Greenwich under the Female Development Fund (FDF).Some of Young Greenwich’s existing partners actively work with young females to expand their lives and opportunities.

YOUNG URBAN ARTS FOUNDATION – YOUTH EMPOWERS

Young Urban Arts Foundation (YUAF) harnesses the power of creativity to help vulnerable and disadvantaged young people fulfil their potential by strengthening their mental wellbeing through urban arts and mental health awareness.

YUAF – Female Development Fund Project

Created by young people, ‘YUAF Empowers’ invites guest speakers from creative industries to empower young people by sharing their stories; from experiences and challenges to the tools they have developed to benefit their lives. Combined with a Q&A, topics in these sessions include mental health, body image, self-empowerment, social media adversity and more.

STREETWISE LAW

Led by Barrister Sarah Wilson, Streetwise Law runs tailored workshops for young people about the law in various organisations including schools, youth clubs and other youth organisations.

Streetwise Law – Female Development Fund Project

In partnership with Young Greenwich, Streetwise Law offer female-only projects through engaging workshops in schools. The workshops cover a variety of topics in criminal law that are relevant to young people, including stop and search, joint enterprise, domestic abuse, online harassment, sexting, drugs, knives, gangs and drill music.

GREENWICH YOUTH FOR CHRIST (GYFC)

Greenwich Youth for Christ (GYFC) deliver a range of youth sessions in relaxed and safe spaces across the Royal Borough of Greenwich in partnership with local churches.From drop in clubs with music activities to competitions, sports & trips, they work with young leaders to add a positive and relatable sessions for the young people.

GYFC – Physical Education lessons / Safe Space

Also focussing on schools, GYFC female-only sessions are broken down into two areas; physical activities & Safe Space. For physical activities, young females have the opportunity to take part in dance fitness, yoga and mindfulness during their P.E lessons. GYFC also works closely with young females with body or self-confidence issues during the P.E lessons to tackle those challenges in a positive way. Safe Space is a lunch club which provides a comfortable place for young people to talk about chosen topics including mental health.

To find out more about these sessions or contacts, please visit our partners page.

Click here if you are an organisation and would like to apply for CACT’s Female Development Fund. Please note that applications close on Friday 15 March 2019.