In December four members of staff will become ‘Champions’ in each of the below areas.
We have recognised that we need to raise our voice more on the issues that the young people we work with face. The Champions will campaign, advocate and update all staff and supporters on specific issues and news related to these four topics:
‘YOUNG ADULTS’ champion is Kafui Brese:
Entering adulthood, coming from generations of worklessness, where few opportunities are being presented. We need to do more to support young people into employment and adulthood and highlight the issues and opportunities for policy makers and employers.
‘SPORT & HEALTHY LIFESTYLES’ champion is David Pugh:
Obesity, lack of exercise and poor diet is having a huge impact on our young people. A culture of consumerism, online gaming, social media alongside a lack of opportunity and participation has prompted us to raise our voice and provide more education and opportunity in this area.
GIRLS WELL-BEING champion is Sharon De Villiers:
Did you know that 1 in 7 girls across the UK say that they hate themselves? Pressures from social media and peer pressure are seeing girls in particular struggling for identity and self-esteem. We need to do more, to affirm and support young girls to know that they are beautiful for who they are.
‘POVERTY’ champion is Eliezer Haguma:
Our young people are poor. Not just in relation to wealth, but also in relation to lack of identity, lack of relationships and lack of opportunity. We are going to be challenging this, providing more opportunities to tackle this and raise awareness of the issues head on.