Brent Schools United
We have started Schools United by delivering
2021 Summer Holiday – partnered with Newman Catholic School and Police Cadets, Army
2022 Easter Holiday – partnered with Newman Catholic School and Police Cadets
2022 Summer Holiday partners with Newman Catholic College, Crest Academy, Queens Park Community School, DripLine Mentoring 101, Google mentors
Funded by OPDC & Brent Holidays, Activities and Food
We deliver School United as a response to the current climate of increased violence, unemployment (increased by 81,000 from the previous year to 3.69 million) and poor mental (In the last three years, the likelihood of young people having a mental health problem has increased by 50%) and physical health amongst young people.
From feedback working with young people that have confirmed they have fears due to post-code wars, gangs, social and media in press of incidents around knife crime rising especially young people in London. We object to deliver our workshops in Schools not youth clubs (youth clubs have been feedback to be territorial as they are normally in estates or postcoded by local gangs as no-go areas or limited to only the young people from that area), for a number of reasons:-
- young people and parents feel safe in school enviroments
- reduced xenophobia, as young people can travel safely around their local area and attend different schools around the bourogh
- increased diversity of workshops delivered, due to physical environment of schools and access to equipment and facilities
- Workshops delivered in enrichment, after school and holidays
- reduce the funding needed to deliver workshops
- from previous experience of delivering borough-wide projects Brent Summer University and delivering training to other Summer Universities under the ‘Futureversity’ brand from 2002 – 2012, we saw a significant reduction of violence across London
We are currently in the era of Generation Z (Generation Z (aka Gen Z, iGen, or centennials, refers to the generation that was born between 1997-2012, following millennials. This generation has been raised on the internet and social media, with some of the oldest finishing college by 2020 and entering the workforce) and Alpha (Growing up in a digital environment, with all knowledge just a click away, will not only affect their experiences, but will define the way they interact with their peers. Here we tell you about their characteristics, the impact of digital on their development and which technologies will define them).
This a unique time in education and careers due tot he fact that due to leaving the analogue world and entering into a digital world education and careers will be changing, here are few changes
- change from fuel to renewable energy – electric vehicles and household appliances (10.3 million net new jobs globally by 2030)
- By 2025, 97 million new jobs will be created, according to the World Economic Forum
- These generations are the first generations to influence parents and grand parents what to purchase, they cancel and create brands, Gen Z bring $360 billion to the economy and Gen Alpha, According to research conducted in the United States, four out of every five Gen Alpha children have a substantial influence on family purchases, and children under the age of 12 impact $500bn in purchases each year.
We therefore expose, introduce and enhance young peoples knowledge and experiences by delivering workshops that indulge in aspects of the future e.g. partnering and introducing young people to OPDC, Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation
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Youth Mental and Physical Health
Where youth mental and physical health is concerned we deliver in the mind-set of promotion, prevention and early detection and treatment.
Young people are suffering from:
- Emotional disorders
- Behavioural disorders
- Eating disorders
- Suicide and self-harm
- Risk-taking behaviours
- Globally, one in seven 10-19-year-olds experiences a mental disorder, accounting for 13% of the global burden of disease in this age group.
- Depression, anxiety and behavioural disorders are among the leading causes of illness and disability among adolescents.
- Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death among 15-29 year-olds.
- The consequences of failing to address adolescent mental health conditions extend to adulthood, impairing both physical and mental health and limiting opportunities to lead fulfilling lives as adults.
All our workshops and programs deliver access to mentors, mindset and life coaching support