A project to spread positivity amongst local teenagers in Braintree, Essex
A group of ten young people in Braintree ran an event, Unforeseen Teens, in February half term. They wanted the event to spread positivity amongst local teenagers, giving them something free to do in February half term whilst providing them with information and advice about careers and confidence building.
25 young people took part in the event with 100% customer satisfaction. The Young Leaders ran the event in a space that the local church let them use free of charge and used the funding to pay for speakers and provide a free hot lunch to young people attending.
The Young Leaders also organised for free goodie bag giveaways which not only promoted other social action opportunities to young people but also contained information about local services young people could use.
Oluwatomisin Askun, aged 12, said “I liked that there were different speakers explaining their experiences and how they tackled them” with Temilol Dawodu aged 13 saying “The most important thing I learnt today was not to change myself to fit in”.One of the Young Leaders, Tessa Masono aged 15 said “I really enjoyed organising the event, I will definitely be doing more in the future”.
All the Young Leaders in the group achieved a Level 2 accreditation in Advanced Project Management, equivalent to a higher level GCSE when they have not yet sat their school GCSEs.
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About the Project
Peabody is funding 11-25 year olds to develop their own projects, trips and events for other young people in their local area.