Girls in Gangs Project
The Girls in Gangs accredited training centre will provide ASDAN accredited training to female youth who are involved in/ or at risk of becoming involved in gang activity.
January 2014 - January 2015
Young women in our most disadvantaged communities can be drawn into violent lifestyles through lacking the emotional support, family structure and leadership, and skills required to make informed and healthy life choices. We are working hard to challenge these girls' notions that they feel they have no alternative other than to turn to violence, substance abuse and/or a life of crime including domestic violence, sexual abuse, involvement in gun and knife crime or other criminal activities.
This project will provide ASDAN accredited training level 1,2 or 3 CoPE certificate, which can count towards GCSE attainment. For girls aged 11-14 we will offer the Key Steps award. We also offer personal development training and mentoring. This will support girls to develop understanding of individual identity and potential, teach skills for making better choices, build emotional resilience, provide new experiences, opportunities and role models, and achieve personal goals.
Young girls with more opportunities
Activities» Offer CoPE accredited training for girls who do not have any GCSEs
» Work with mentors to develop career plans
» Work with local organisations and employers to create work opportunities
Success will be.75% of the girls on the programme have improved their personal situation and be in education, employment of starting their own business.
Young girls with stronger self-identity and self-worth
Activities» Run support groups session
» 8 week Personal development training course
80% of the girls on the course have the tools and confidence to make better choices and are working through their career development plan.
Quality mentoring service
Activities» Offer accredited peer mentoring training
» Matching participants with well trained volunteer mentors
» Delivering high quality mentor training
All our participants are successfully paired with a relevant mentor and Over 100% qualified and well trained volunteers on the waiting list to be pair with a particpant.
Girls would have learnt new skills and how to identify transferable skills, which will further increase their confidence in their capabilities.
The more girls actively engage in the project, the fewer girls there will be involved in gangs and crime, thus tackling and potentially prevent criminal and anti-social crime.
We will continue to monitor the girls’ progress through regular meetups, encouraging them to become peer mentors and their continued contact with their own mentor.
Drop outs-so we pair them up with mentors at the start of the programme to encourage participants to complete the accredited training.
CoPE is too difficult-so we provide different levels of attainment and offer other accredited vocational training courses.
Additional support needs are not met- we provide personal development training and mentors, advice and guidance plus signposting and referrals.
Donors will receive a monthly e-newsletter. They will also be invited at different points of the project to come and see how the project is developing.
Budget - Project Cost: £17,500Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £9,251 Project worker £10ph, 18hr/wk, over 48 weeks £2,617 ASDAN cost Centre registration and candidate costs £1,560 Venue hire For training room £952 Admin desk hire £702 desk hire and £250 for marketing £3,120 Course trainer fee include CoPe tutor training days fees
Our project will work with girls aged 14-18 who are involved in or at risk of involvement in gang activity that live in the western area of Barnet (primarily Burnt Oak, Colindale and West Hendon). This part of the borough are in the 10% most deprived super output area nationally
Young girls aged 11-25 who are excluded from school, NEET, young parents, have no GCSEs, involved in or at risk of involvement in gang activity.
We have been delivering this project since 201o successfully and it has been oversubscribed and our services and expertise have been requested from neighbouring boroughs.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
As the mentor co-ordiinator, Rachel is a university graduate with experience of working with this client group.
As the personal development co-ordinator, Tenesha delivers the personal development training and supports the big sister, little sister programme
As our training co-ordinator, she organises our training programme