WHO ARE KICK?
KICK are a registered youth work charity based in St Ives, Cambridgeshire. We work with young people aged 11-19 from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, including some of our most vulnerable and disadvantaged young people, with the aim of aspiring to improve life.
We have been running bespoke projects of support for over 10 years now, working with young people both in groups and on a 1:1 basis on their social and emotional development and confidence building alongside free of charge community projects including youth clubs and kick boxing fitness groups.
WHAT ARE WE TRYING TO ACHIEVE?
The Coronavirus pandemic has meant that we have had to close all of our groups and projects for the foreseeable future, but we don't want this to stop us supporting our young people.
We are looking to raise funds to help us adapt to the changing circumstances and move our projects and activities online so we can continue to support our young people remotely.
Now more than ever we need to support our young people in the wake of the social isolation they are experiencing in lockdown, helping them to protect their mental health and empower them to continue developing their confidence, resilience and social and emotional skills, whilst having some fun along the way!
We would like to raise £5000 to help us create these online projects. From developing a weekly online youth club for our existing young people across all of our projects, to creating online content that any young person can access, this money will help us to pay for the staff costs, equipment and training to ensure that we are able to engage with young people in innovative, creative, inclusive and exciting ways. We want to help young people to access positive activities in this time of increasing uncertainty.
WHAT MAKES OUR PROJECT GREAT?
Young people's needs have always been at the heart of everything we do and this project is no exception.
We will be involving young people in the planning of each activity, giving them ownership of the groups and ensuring the support we are providing is relevant to them. This involvement in all aspects of the project will empower the young people and inspire them to build on their social and communication skills whilst increasing their levels of self-worth and confidence. These skills will be invaluable to each young person as they navigate their way through the 'new normal' we are all experiencing as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Thank you for taking the time to read our fundraising page, make sure you watch our video at the top of the page too. We hope you will consider pledging your support to our project!
Thank you, from Louise and the team at KICK.