"Be the change you wish to see in the community"

The Community Youth Action programme gives you the opportunity to work together and make a difference. The project allows your voices to be heard and empowers you to bridge the current gaps, issues, and friction following last year's Grenfell tragedy.

Epic CIC is working in partnership with Talk for a Change and Paul Hamlyn to develop a youth-led programme to help young people become agents of social change within North Kensington developing skills around youth voice and dialogue at the same time as creating social capital.

As a result, young people will:

  • Increase their ability and skills to manage difficult feelings and situations of conflict, particularly in the aftermath of the Grenfell disaster
  • Learn techniques for communicating more skillfully in conflict situations
  • Increase their understanding of how to build better relations within and between different communities and groups
  • Develop their voice and agency by delivering social action projects within the local community
  • Be provided with structured opportunities to deliver peer education sessions to other young people in the local community.

Thank you for voting for your favourite social action project

We have a tie! The Sensory House and Community Cafe were your favourite ideas for the young people to develop further. 

As a next step, CYA young people will be going on a residential from 17- 19th of August where they will discuss the winning ideaThey will then develop this idea further and present back the plan to kick- off the project in due course. 

You can view the results below:

The CYA programme is targeted at young people aged 16-19 from the following categories:

  • Living and/or attending schools in North Kensington/around Grenfell Tower
  • Evacuees of Grenfell Tower Disaster
  • Survivors of Grenfell Tower Disaster
  • Young people from the wider Community which includes those living in North Westminster, South Brent, North Hammersmith.

Outcomes of this programme are as follows:

  1. Increased young people into sustained employment, education, and training: Young people’s learning on the programme will be accredited via AQA or similar qualification programmes
  2. Young people increase their contribution to a safe community
  3. Young people have improved health and wellbeing:

Work in progress

At present we have consulted with young people across The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea regarding the current conflict they see in the community, the origins of these issues, key influencers, how this affects the community and what can and should be done.

From this information, we have co-designed a social action project plan which consists of a range of training, planning, community engagement actions and results in a social action project which will be 100% created and run by young people. The young people have explored 5 potential social project ideas and are now encouraging the public to vote for their favourite (cast your vote here now). They will then go on a residential and explore the idea that was most voted for to develop this into a project for the North Ken Community. 



Discussion with young people on what social action is to them 

Why you should get involved:

  • Self-fulfilment
  • Make new friends
  • Communication skills
  • Conflict management and solutions
  • Budget management
  • Increased understanding of different groups
  • Peer education and training
  • Shape our community and make it better
  • Build personal connections

Criteria:

  • Willing to get involved and advocate for young people
  • Want to make a difference in the Grenfell community and surrounding areas  
  • Commit to regular meetings, evenings and some weekends until December 2018
  • Aged 16-19* years old (or up to 25 LLDD)  (younger ages are also encouraged to apply, strong applications will be considered)
  • Can attend a recruitment evening
  • Available for 3 day Conflict Resolution training

Contact us:

If you are interested in supporting this programme download the flyer here or contact Haseham on the below details. 

T: 0207 938 8023 | M: 07875 878 859 | E: [email protected] | [email protected]