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Are you a young adult aged 15-25 years who may need our help and model of support?
You may have reached a cross roads not knowing where to turn next? We can help you re-set your life and career direction.
Have you lost confidence and self-belief? We can coach and support you to build your self belief and esteem.
You may feel there’s no choice but to engage negative coping mechanisms. The good news is that there are always positive choices no matter how tough your situation may be.
You may have reached a point where it’s time to start breaking away from negative peer activities such as gangs and harmful relationships? We can help you build new friendships, peer groups and communities for yourself.
Whatever your reasons for feeling or becoming stuck, we are the next step for you.
Because we have been there ourselves, growing up on council estates and having to navigate through the complexity of issues that can arise as we moved from youth to adulthood – and that is what we equip you to do.
Many of the current and past young adults whose lives have been transformed through our help and interventions started out with us feeling stuck. Simply get in touch and together we will design a support package unique to your readiness level and circumstance.
About me // Emir
I lost both my parents aged 14. I couldn’t cope with the grief, and to block it out I became involved with gang violence and hid behind my street persona. Streets of Growth's intervention workers tried to meet me where I was hanging out, but I was completely disengaged and resisting all help. I was even verbally abusive. But they never gave up and kept trying different ways and times of the day and night to build trust with me. This went on for three months until I began to open up and let them into my life.
I went into their centre and it was nothing like I had experienced before. The way it was designed, and they never pushed a list of courses at me like I had previously experienced elsewhere with no progression. I needed so many areas of support including my family loss, my education, trying to start a new career, and leaving gang mates. Streets of Growth’s Bridging Model is set up to help young people like me deal with these things.
I have successfully completed a BTEC Award and a work experience placement. It hasn’t been simple though. I was recently caught with cannabis by the police. But I got in touch with my intervention coach at Streets of Growth immediately after who helped me see the consequences of my actions and how this could ruin what I really want in life, and he worked with me to develop an action plan for sorting out set-backs.
Today, I have a full-time job and no longer involved with drugs or mates in gang postcode stuff.
About me // Laila
I grew up in care and after many years of problems at home and school I got mixed up with a local gang. I was exploited, forced to take drugs and alcohol, and was eventually caught by police carrying Class A drugs aged 17. Faced with a prison sentence I reached my lowest point and saw no future for myself.
Streets of Growth got involved after I was arrested and started to support me through helping me to really look at my life, my negative thoughts and behaviours and those I was associating with. The intervention staff worked with me in many areas of my life.
They reached out to me on the streets to make sure I was not falling back.
This all helped preventing me from getting a prison sentence on the condition that I continued to progress with Streets of Growth. Since then, I have gone on to complete my college course in Business Studies and started my first paid job. I recently returned to Streets of Growth to help mentor some other young people who need help just like I did back then. To help me celebrate my achievements Streets of Growth awarded me with a ‘Inspiration for Change Award.’