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Rotary Award Winner of Outstanding Contribution
to Community Cohesion

Rotary International Presidential Peace Conference 2024

Welcome to Streets of Growth

Strategic Outreach for Lasting Impact: Transforming Lives Through Targeted Intervention

We are a dynamic frontline charity specialising in targeted outreach and intervention to re-engage young adults aged 15-25.

Our multiculturally diverse and dedicated team of Intervention Coaches and Entrepreneurs equip young communities to reduce harm and positively transform their lifestyle, education, career future and neighbourhoods, until they can do so independently of us

 

The young people we focus our attention have reached a crossroads in their life or are seriously stuck. For example, no vision or hope for their future,  previous bad experiences of change, professionally underserved, poverty, family breakdown, lack of self-belief or confidence, socially isolated, bullied, and often caught up in a spiral of violence, criminality, hopelessness and exploitation.

Please note: We are NOT a youth club running 'tick box' fun activities that rely on pizza to lure young people in! Our work is strategic, challenging, intensive, life saving and transforming, which occurs within and outside of organisational based settings and timeframes to ensure our young clients have a robust bridge of support to succeed and maintain their changes. Our approach is called The Appropriate Intervention Bridging Model, which has recently received international award winning recognition. 

Purpose, Vision, Values & Principles 

What We Do

Our Appropriate Intervention Bridging Model: Long-Term Support for Transformative Change

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 throughout their journey of transformative change with us. 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. 

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Tailored Pathways to Success

Dynamic Stage-Based Programmes

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 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 intervention and creative industries centre in Aldgate East and at our partnering community centres and schools across Tower Hamlets.

Impact Mentoring

Empowering young people to unleash their full potential and ensure they are career-ready

Recent News

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Behind the Scenes: Actor Eddie Marsan visits Streets of Growth

Actor Eddie Marsan - Patron of our charity Streets of Growth visited our centre in East London to see our pioneering...

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Catherine, Princess of Wales visits Streets of Growth.

The Princess of Wales came to see the new space for Streets of Growth, which has been provided by Unite Students, at their...

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Streets of Growth and Tower Hamlets Homes short film. 

Streets of Growth has been working with Tower Hamlets Homes implementing our effective Appropriate Intervention...

What our young people say

“My intervention coach really listened and took the time to learn about my life and situation. I now realise the friendships I was in were not good and I was being used and exploited. The Cognitive Behavioural Skills coaching enabled me to see that I have choices, which led to starting a new career and joining the young influencers programme to support other young people.”
– YP

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