A Young Women’s Diversionary Project (run in partnership with Young Brent Foundation, Bang Edutainment and StartEasy)
The aim of the project is:
To prevent Girls and Young Women (GYW) aged 8-13 from getting involved in gangs and violent crime. Also, to engage GYW aged 14-17 who are already known to be in the early stages of engaging in gang activity or on the cusp of doing so, so that they divert away from gangs/violent crime.
The Global Thinking Project Partnership supports GYW engagement through:
- Creating an increase of women only spaces that foster safety and develop a sense of community for GYW- (groupwork, activities)
- Promoting GYW empowerment to improve their self-esteem, promote their problem-solving skills and motivation.
- Utilising ways of working with GYW that takes a strength-based approach and use a variety of learning styles to engage mixed ability GYW.
- Offering a holistic and practical support to address social issues that are linked to diversionary activities including residential
- Facilitating links with mainstream organisations, especially health, debt advice advocacy, and counselling support
- Providing access to mentors after the life of the project for ongoing support
- Facilitating the successful re-entry into school or further education (as rapidly as possible, following exclusion) and into the community (following involvement with youth justice system), through positive mentoring relationship as a way of achieving better inclusion.
This is done through
- One-to-one and groupwork sessions focusing on emotional wellbeing and positive affirmation.
- Prevention group work for identified vulnerable girls and young women.
- Residential opportunities that will deliver awareness raising, human rights education, resilience building