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Drop the Knife

Scarlett wanted to counter the effects of knife crime by giving young people a chance to showcase their talents.

About

Scarlett and Rianna felt the knife crime was having a terrible effect in their community and wanted to run a community event to look at the issues. They chose to unite young people in the community and try to counter the effects of knife crime by giving young people a chance to showcase their talents.

The event aimed to show positive role models through celebrating local talent and giving a chance to talk about the issues around knife crime in a safe way that didn’t feel like young people were being blamed for everything. Scarlett and Rianna also recorded local young people giving their opinions on their generation and why society is experiencing these problems.

 

Impact

Young people had the chance to perform and be seen positively in their local community. Scarlett and Rianna are continuing to work in their local community on this issue.

 

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