Minerva Youth Project consists of an after school club & various other leisure activities along with educational workshops & courses.
The project supports young people who are not engaged by other voluntary or statutory sector support programs. The project supports young people who are at risk of becoming NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) or likely to be influenced by negative peer groups. The project works in Tower Hamlets, one of the most deprived boroughs in the country according to government research carried out & the national deprivation index. Young people experience multiple deprivations such as overcrowding, low educational attainment, youth unemployment, drugs, crime and poverty. The project supports young people by providing a safe environment for them to socialise & learn including peer to peer engagement & mentoring along with using sports activities as the main teaching tool. The project works with young people aged from 11-19 years old.
The aim of the project is to develop personal, social, physical and educational potential of young people through programmes of sports and social activities. To establish efficient and constructive networking with agencies and other professional bodies to provide information, advice & guidance for young people on employment, education, training, sports and other activities. The project has been working with the councils’ PAYP (Positive Activities for Young People) programme during the school holiday periods to continue its work & provide further learning & leisure opportunities for young people to get involved in.