The Urban Culture department works with engaging young people, specifically focussing and exploring the challenging issues surrounding gang culture and anti-social behaviour.
We aim to achieve this through:
Think First - A series of learning tools aimed at 11-18 year olds with the ultimate aim of raising awareness of the dangers of gang culture, youth violence, confrontation and use of weapons. This resource can be tailored to work with and in schools, colleges, pupil referral units, Youth clubs and communities to challenge and engage people's opinions on this topic with a view to encouraging behavioural change.
Personalised Support – Is about mentoring young people who are experiencing challenging life situations by giving them the extra support and guidance that will help them be more equipped to make positive life choices.
Connect + - Giving young people the opportunity to discover and develop their artistic skills including rapping, music and video production in a fully functional recording studio. Opportunities are available to gain accreditation these activities.