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Rotary International Presidential Peace Conference 2024

Rotary Award Winner of Outstanding Contribution
to Community Cohesion

Welcome

Streets of Growth are a unique and dynamic grass-roots charity, which was born out of the very streets and council estate realities many of our team grew up ourselves. Our name is our aim with multi-award winning recognition for specialising in outreach and targeted intervention to re-engage and equip young adults aged 15-25. The young people we tirelessly seek and find or who are attracted to our comprehensive model of approach are themselves 'stuck'. Their reasons range from being a personal lack of confidence and self-belief or previous bad experiences of change, through to being socially isolated, bullied, underserved and caught up in a spiral of hopelessness, violence, criminality and exploitation. We are NOT a youth club and neither do we run evening drop in/drop out activities waiting for young people to walk through our doors to engage them. Our approach is strategic and targeted with highly trained and experienced Interventionists and entrepreneurs who bridge and combine the contexts of lifestyle and environment change with education and career progression.

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On Purpose

We deliberately find, accompany and equip young adults to reduce harm
and positively change their lives and their neighbourhoods, until independent of us.

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Our Vision

A world where no young adult is left behind or living in harm and have equal access to progressive social and economic opportunity.

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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 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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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.

Recent News

Together We're Stronger

Featured: Streets of Growth X Paint The Change

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“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.”

 – Young Person

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