Teens Social Stop (TSS)
TSS is a safe haven for young people to spend their time after school. A homework club runs 4 times/week for 2 hours. We target 100 BME young people who are struggling with school work. We also offer healthy food and encourage healthy lifestyles to address worrying childhood obesity levels.
January 2017 - December 2017
The Homework Club targets young people who are struggling academically, and for whom school is a nightmare. Many of these YP face additional challenges at home, which means they are distracted from doing their homework, getting enough sleep and eating balanced meals. Some YP have caring responsibilities at home, caring for a physically/mentally unwell family member. These YP live in crowded accommodation, with no quiet space to call their own; this makes it impossible for them to do homework.
10 youth leaders will run the project, offering support and guidance, whilst equipping them with learning skills so that they become independent learners. We are committed to creating an upbeat environment, where young people are self-motivated and keen to achieve. The Club will be a fun, safe space for young people, with learning being done in lots of different ways. Learning will be an exciting experience, rather than compulsory tedious work.
Young people will also enjoy healthy snacks.
Struggling young people will improve their academic performance and be motivated to learn.
Activities» Learning will done in lots of different ways, including quizzes, presentations, guest speakers and ICT.
» Workshops where the young people themselves present their achievements to their peers.
Success will be reports from school and parents that young people's grades and willingness to achieve have improved.
Strengthening the community where healthy relationships will be formed between young people.
Activities» Local volunteers/leaders and young people will interact with disadvantaged youth and new, strong and positive relationships will be formed.
Success will be when previously isolated young people/volunteers suddenly find themselves surrounded with positive friendships.
Healthier young people, both physically and emotionally.
Activities» We will provide free food. Young people will develop healthy eating habits and discover that nutritious can also be delicious.
» Having their homework done correctly will improve their emotional wellbeing.
We will be successful if former binge eaters will suddenly start snacking on healthy food. We will also want to see improved attitudes in previously miserable young people.
In the long term we hope to be able to reverse the increase of NEETS. We hope that by providing positive assistance and educating the teens they will set the positive trend in the borough for others to follow.
We are very concerned about the safety of the young people entrusted in our care. We therefore make sure to be fully insured. We also always have a first-aider joining us. All our leaders/volunteers are DBS-checked and they know to report all suspects of abuse/neglect to our Deputy Child Protection Officer. They also all attended Safeguarding training. We have a Child Protection Plan in place.
We make personal contact with our donors through letters/phonecalls/e-mails or through giving them a tour of our club in action.
Budget - Project Cost: £90,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £15,000 Rental Costs Premises for club £7,000 Misc Insurance, advertisements, printing costs, prizes,... £40,000 Wages and volunteers Coordinator and Youth Leaders and Volunteers costs £28,000 Food Healthy snacks/meals
The homework club will take place in a community building at 22 Dunsmure Road, in the heart of Hackney, London N16.
We're targeting disadvantaged young people aged 13-16 from the London Borough of Hackney. Our target group faces high levels of deprivation; many live on benefits/have non English speaking parents. Hackney is the second most deprived borough in London and the fifth nationally. (Index of Multiple Deprivation '04/JSNA '09). The recent benefits cap has a huge impact on Hackney residents. A high percentage live in overcrowded accommodation; many live in apartment blocks without access to a garden
We have successfully run an exciting Homework Club for the past 4 years.
Chaim, our project co-ordinator has 13 years experience working with young people in the UK and abroad. The waiting list for the upcoming term is already almost full!
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Chaim: Project Co-Ordinator And Child Protection Officer
Chaim eats, drinks and sleeps this project. It's his life and he is the life behind it. If not for Chaim, there would be no projects!
Yakov plans and runs the club till the minutest detail. He combines his leader's capabilities with his golden heart to create successful programs.