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The Alan Senitt Community Leadership Programme
AN innovative programme that runs in 5 schools of dfifferent faiths in Hertfordshire and Middlesex.. IT aims to empower Year 9 pupils to take on activel eadership roles in their own local community and the wider community by teaching them leadership skills as well as tolerance and understanding.
January 2008 - September 2016
Charity information: The Alan Senitt Memorial Trust
The lack of opportunity for young people to become knowledgeable and capable volunteers now and in the future. The lack of inspiration for young people to get involved and become a valued part of society. The lack of encouragement for young people to form their own communities. To remove stereotyping of young people.
The prjject provides skills training in leadership, marketing, finances and provides opportunities for interfaith dialogue to promote tolerance and understanding in group settings. Through the various local community projects inbuilt in the programme the young people put their skills to the test, help educate other groups,
provide a needed service within their local community and change people's views of young people. This all empowers and inspires the young people to take an active interest
To empower and inspire young people to become active leaders now and in the future
Activities» A programme of 5 group sessions and weekly individual school sessions and establishing a community project within 5 miles of each of their schools
What success will look like
Success will be the difference in the young people from the start to the end of the programme, the success of their local project and what they achieve in the future
We have so far trained over 200 young people. All came out of the programme having gained different skills and more confidence. Some have already put these skills to use by taking on leadrship roles within their schools or local communities.
Lack of finance. We raise funds through fundraising events, sponsorship and donations which are all ongoing.
Donors would receive a newsletter at the start of each year and be invitd to a graduation event att the end of the year. Information on the programme would also be included in our annual report to the charity commission.
Budget - Project Cost: £8,500Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £500 Local school project Grants can be applied for by the school towards the cost of the local project. Maximum £100 per sch £8,000 Programme costs Staff and administration costs for the running of the programme and facilitating the group schools.
It is currently held in Secondary schools in Hertfordshire and Middlesex but we are hoping to extend to other schools over the coming years. The costs stated is based on 5 schools in each cluster.
the Young people participating and members of the local communities
As we worked and planned the original programme and have the personal knowledge and expertise to ensure its success.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Emma Senitt - Volunteer
Chairman of the Trust and a Youth Director by profession. Involved in initial set-up of programme and liaises with the facilitators of the sessions
Karen Senitt - Volunteer
Hon. Secretary of the Trust. Originator of programme idea, liaises with facilitators, donors, fundraisers and organises annual graduation event
Leading staff member from Streetwise GB who co-ordiantes and runs the various seminars and sessions.