Supporting disadvantaged young people aged 8 - 21 in realising their full potential
We are a local community charity, dedicated to helping the young people within the Borough of Islington, working with young people who may be at risk of falling into a lifestyle of knife crime, drugs and violence, creating opportunities to realise and fulfill their potential. Our service takes young people on their own Prospex journey with a commitment to always putting young people first. We offer street outreach, junior and senior sessions, girls club, holiday schemes and accredited learning.Why the community needs us
Islington is one of the poorest boroughs with many families living in poverty and a high crime rate. Our support goes beyond the young person, and includes local families and the wider community. Our work helps to reduce anti-social behaviour by encouraging young people to improve life and employment skills through our projects and help to create opportunities. If young people are able to positively contribute to their local community this helps to create community cohesion.Our impact on the community
Prospex inspires young people to see beyond their current circumstances, giving them the tools they will need to move forward and make decisions for themselves that will help them become valuable members of their communities.Our outcomes include young people returning to mainstream education, gaining employment and leadership skills, rejecting gang culture, gaining new experiences, developing leadership skills, making friends, improving self-esteem and confidence to make positive life choices.
We need volunteers to help with face to face work with young people, mentors and volunteers to help with fundraising, publicity and marketing.