emerge develops supportive, consistent, relationships though a variety of open access and more focused sessions, creating opportunities for growth and change of each individual and of the community as a whole.
We work in partnership with local organisations rooted in their community; churches and faith groups, community centres and small groups of community residents passionate about improving the areas where they live.
Our Youth Work Offer
Currently taking place in Laisterdyke/Sutton, East Bowling and Bierley we offer:
- First contact work on the streets or through drop in sessions at a local venue. We use street based sport, games, activities and conversation to engage young people who have little else to do.
- We develop more intentional group and one-to-one work based on the needs of young people and the local community
- Leadership and Social Action work – enabling young people to use their voice and get involved in leading and supporting good work within their community.
- Faith based groups for young people of all ages – often in partnership with a church supporting children and young people to explore faith in a positive environment.
- Cross-community and cross-cultural experiences – we bring young people from different communities/cultures/faiths together to learn from each other and through dialogue reduce ignorance and racism.
Every year our summers are filled with activities of all kinds – usually outdoors and involving sports, games and food!