Each of our locations represents a community rooted hub of activity, delivering tailored services to the needs of young people in that area.
We passionately believe that we are a part of community transformation. Our approach relies not on our ability to deliver great sessions but to be a part of community. To live, breathe, champion and empower a community to have vision.
Area Leader: Andy Sykes
We have been working in Bradford for 20 years. We started in two communities where church youth workers committed themselves to making a difference by stepping out and engaging with the young people on their streets. We have now grown to serve schools and communities across the district reaching thousands of young people every year.
South West London
In 2012 Kerry Astin started FAST, a young people’s project in Patmore, South West London, as a heartfelt response to the need she had experienced through her work in that community. Her compassion for the young people and their situations inspired action. Gang violence, disproportionate levels of poverty and an air of hopelessness motivated her to take a courageous step of faith. Kerry set up a charity and began to champion and inspire those young people. In 2015 FAST became a part of e:merge and Kerry left the organisation in February 2018, leaving e:merge and an amazing team on the ground to continue the much needed work.