East Midlands Social Action Directory

Below is the information of organisations working on social justice issues in the East Midlands:

FOCUS, Education & Youth 

FOCUS is a youth-based charity in Leicester that has been working for over 30 years to inspire young people, aged 13- 25 years, to make positive changes in their lives and in their communities. They do this by creating an environment where young people feel safe, loved and appreciated for who they are. FOCUS has four core projects, which are: Inspire, a year-long personal development programme for 13-16 year olds that includes residential experiences, community projects, mentoring and workshops; Leicestival, which supports young people aged 13–25 to volunteer at and influence the management of Leicester’s incredible calendar of cultural festivals and events; Breathing Space, which supports young people aged 13–25 to develop the strategies and confidence to overcome mental health issues through projects based on FOCUS’ own allotment and other green spaces; Start, which uses mentoring, environmental and adventure activities to tackle the issues faced by highly isolated young people, who are vulnerable to exploitation. By taking part in FOCUS’ projects, young people gain important employability and life skills. They are able to build their self-esteem and confidence to step into their greatness and are empowered to find their voice and become the positive change they want to see in the world. Although they welcome and work with all young people, a high number of those young people FOCUS work with are living in poverty and may be facing serious issues around mental health and child protection. There are many ways you can support the work of FOCUS, whether that’s with financial support, spreading the word of their work or giving your time and expertise by volunteering. To find out more visit the FOCUS website here.

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