Streets of Growth is a dynamic charity with a difference when it comes to specialising in outreach and targeted intervention to re-engage young adults aged 15-25. The young people we relentlessly find, or who are attracted to our model of approach are - seriously stuck. Their reasons include, socially isolated, bullied, exploited, underserved, and often caught up in a spiral of hopelessness, violence and criminality. Our hard-earned reputation is for building the safety and trust to truly accompany and equip our young clients over the longer-term to positively transform their life trajectories. It's not so much what we do, but the way in which we do it that defines our impacts.
We deliberately find, accompany and equip young adults to reduce harm
and positively change their lives and their neighbourhoods, until independent of us.
A world where no young adult is left behind or living in harm and have equal access to progressive social and economic opportunity.
Values & Principles
We practice the values of Belonging, Generosity, Competence, Interdependence and Independence
to foster partnership, understanding, changeability, shared vision, and maintained action.
What We Do
Our approach is called The Appropriate Intervention Bridging Model™. This is because we seamlessly interweave outreach and targeted intervention with stage-based programming in lifestyle, environment, education and career progression. A vital component of our system is how we support our young clients to address relapse. We are not a ‘one chance’ quick fix programme, and we don’t wait for young adults to walk through our doors to engage or reengage them. We work with our clients over the longer term in what we call a ‘relationship for change’ building trust, safety, shared vision, joint action and sustained progression.
People, Programmes, Progression
Our Stage-Based Programmes are created in response to the readiness, needs and interests of the young people and communities we work with. They are always evolving and expanding to transform the lifestyles and environments of our clients, and create progressive routes into education or employment.
During the lifetime of our organisation, we have successfully run a diverse range of programmes including Fashion and Textiles, Music, Podcasting, Construction, Furniture Upcycling, Bicycle Recycling, Film and more. Our current programmes run at our two intervention and creative industry hubs, and in schools and partnering community centres across Tower Hamlets.
Together We're Stronger
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