TO SEE EVERY YOUNG PERSON INVOLVED, WORKING TOGETHER TO BUILD A COMMUNITY
TO CREATE AND MAINTAIN AN INTERACTIVE PROGRAM, FOCUSED ON THE EMPOWERMENT AND EQUIPPING OF YOUNG PEOPLE. ENABLING THEM TO BUILD HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS WITH THEIR FAMILY AND COMMUNITY.
The Story so far.....
After my family was personally effected by knife crime in late March 2019, I started community group "Project Integrity" advertising online to gather parents, members of the community and our council members to discuss individual experiences and make suggestions of what we could do about collaboratively.
Over a period of years we had an increase of Incidents involving youth in MK4. The increase and severity highlighted the lack of youth facilities. Many youths in the area had become isolated due to risks of hanging out, or even simply walking home after staying on at school for fear of being targeted or robbed.
We would meet in a small coffee shop in Oxley Park and piece together how we help young people build a sense of belonging in a safe and happy space.
After a lot of brainstorming, research and networking, we decided to start a Community Interest Company "Truth For Youth" which launched in November 2019. We are a non profit community program, with no shares. TFY runs every Friday 6pm to 8pm and provides free weekly projects and workshops that educate and benefit young people.
Over the next year, we plan to open several evenings a week and eventually open daily during the summer holidays. We operate completely by grant awards and donations, so please help us evolve by clicking the above "Support us" button and be a part of bringing real community values back,