After several months of behind-the-scenes work, developing our relationships with partners and philanthropic bodies, we’re pleased to announce that we’re back in Eastmoor and we’re here to stay!
Our youth workers Saleem, Aimee, Cameron, Kebba and Nadine will be heading up the new-and-improved ‘Eastmoor Champions’ project – a scheme that brings social action, and sports coaching, to street level.
Eastmoor Champions was piloted in spring 2018 with great success. A programme was developed by a group of newly-arrived young people, who wanted to build better relationships with the local policing team. The group planned and hosted a football competition, playing against the police and another local group from a different ethnic/cultural background. It proved a great way of building bridges between a disengaged group and the local police.
Eastmoor Champions takes two community issues – inactivity and street-gathering – and combines them to form an innovative response. The project will offer support to all young people socializing in Eastmoor, while ensuring maximum accessibility to young women. The project has received fantastic backing from: the #iWill campaign, Wakefield District Housing, Yorkshire Sport Foundation, Leeds Community Foundation and Clarion Futures.