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iGNITE!

 

We work with young people aged 13-25 to help them re-engage with  education, FIND employment OR move on from anti-social behaviour, gang involvement and exploitative relationships.

 

Engage – Empower – Transform

We believe in the power of community so  we build communities of change around young peoples’ interests and needs.  We believe a healthy community draws people to itself, changes individuals and empowers them to impact their environment. Within these communities, positive relationships develop and barriers fall. 

 


Vision

Building a community with young people to ignite change.


The Journey

Our youth workers are committed to journeying with young people, many of whom are at-risk, marginalised or face barriers to success in life. 

The three stages of the journey may take years but we are about long-term commitment: 

  • Engagement: making meaningful contact with young people through activity and education-based programmes; 
  • Empowerment: challenging values and behaviour and equipping young people with the tools, resources and opportunities to make positive choices in their current situations;
  • Transformation: supporting young people to change the direction of their lives away from negative influences and raising aspirations, set goals for the future and support them into long-term transformation.

Method

  • Listening to young people so that they inform our work;
  • Offering projects that young people want to get involved in;
  • Evaluating our work constantly, based on outcomes for the young people;
  • Working holistically in 1:1 mentoring to set goals and overcome obstacles so that they have lifelong skills that work for them;
  • Developing flexible small groups that respond to current issues for young people;
  • Including young people from the diverse communities within Harrow;
  • Working collaboratively with other organisations to make sure we have the best possible pathways for young people to take.

"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom"

 Viktor E. Frankl

This space is where we work!