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Rotary International Presidential Peace Conference 2024

Rotary Award Winner of Outstanding Contribution
to Community Cohesion

Welcome to Streets of Growth

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

15-25 to reduce harm and positively transform their lives and their neighbourhoods, until they can do so independently of us

 

The young communities we focus our time, expertise and resources often find themselves stuck for a complexity of reasons including; poverty, family breakdown, lack of confidence and self-belief, no vision for their future, previous bad experiences of change, are socially isolated, bullied, are professionally underserved, and caught up in a spiral of hopelessness, violence, criminality and exploitation.

Please note: We are NOT a youth club running fun activities that young people simply drop in and out of!

Our multiculturally diverse and dedicated team of intervention coaches and entrepreneurs accompany our young clients internally and externally in order to build a robust bridge of support in the contexts of lifestyle and environment change with education and career progression. Our pioneering approach at Streets of Growth has recently received international award winning recognition. 

Purpose, Vision, Values & Principles 

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 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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Streets of Growth Bike Workshop Programme Image.

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

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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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