OUR MISSION

We are driven by a singular mission: to combat the scourge of knife crime, youth violence, and gang activity in Croydon by empowering the next generation. We focus on young people aged 11-17, offering them mentorship, life skills education, and a diverse range of enriching extra-curricular activities.

 

Our Commitment

Our commitment is rooted in the belief that every young person deserves the opportunity to thrive in a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment. We are dedicated to:

1. Nurturing Potential: We recognise the unexplored potential within every young person. Our mission is to unlock that potential by providing guidance, mentorship, and educational opportunities that inspire them to dream big and realise their goals.

2. Building Resilience: We understand the challenges that many young people face, from peer pressure to social inequalities. Through our programs, we empower them with the life skills and self-confidence needed to overcome adversity and make positive choices.

3. Fostering Unity: We believe in the power of community and the strength that comes from inclusivity. By bringing young people from diverse backgrounds together, we foster understanding, tolerance, and a sense of belonging that transcends cultural and social boundaries.

4. Reducing Violence: Our ultimate goal is to significantly reduce knife crime, youth violence, and gang activity in Croydon. By addressing the root causes and providing constructive alternatives, we aim to have much safer streets and brighter futures for all.

 

How We Achieve Our Mission

Our approach is comprehensive and holistic:

Mentoring: We provide both one-to-one (or grouped) mentoring that offers guidance, support, and a positive role model for young people. This personalised approach helps them navigate life's challenges and make informed decisions.

Current Curriculums: Through our Life Skills & Diversity curriculum, we equip young people with essential skills such as conflict resolution, communication, financial literacy, and critical thinking. These skills are crucial for personal development and long-term success.

Extra-Curricular Activities: We offer a diverse range of extra-curricular activities that engage young people and allows them to channel their energy into productive and fulfilling pursuits. These activities provide a sense of purpose and belonging, reducing the appeal of gang involvement.

 

Join Us in Shaping a Safer London

We invite individuals, organisations, and the wider community to join us in this critical mission. Together, we can create a London where young people grow up free from the threat of violence, where their dreams are nurtured, and their potential is realised. By investing in our youth today, we are building a safer, more vibrant London for generations to come. TOGETHER, we can make a difference.



OUR ETHOS

Our ethos, encapsulated by the acronym DEVICE, guides our every action and decision, ensuring that we make a lasting, positive impact on the lives of young people aged 11-17.

 

D - Discipline

We instil discipline as the foundation of personal growth and achievement. Through mentorship and education, we empower young individuals to cultivate self-discipline, enabling them to make informed choices and pursue their goals with determination.

E - Experience

We understand that real learning comes from experience. Through hands-on, interactive, and enriching extra-curricular activities, we create opportunities for young individuals to gain valuable experiences that broaden their horizons and shape their character.

V - Vibes

We foster a positive and supportive environment where young people can thrive. By surrounding them with uplifting vibes, encouragement, and a sense of belonging, we create a space where they can flourish.

I - Inspire

We inspire young minds to dream big, to believe in themselves, and to aspire to greatness. Our Mentors and programs serve as sources of inspiration, helping young individuals discover their true potential.

C - Confidence

We empower young individuals with the self-confidence to face challenges head-on. Through mentorship, education, and diverse experiences, we help build their belief in themselves and their ability to succeed.

E - Energy

We bring boundless energy and enthusiasm to our mission. Our passion for creating positive change is infectious, motivating young people to embrace life's opportunities with enthusiasm and most importantly, fun.

 

DEVICE is the driving force behind our efforts to tackle the challenges of knife crime, youth violence, and gang activity. By embracing these values, we are not only changing the lives of young individuals but also reshaping the future of London. 

 

So I ask you this, do you have your DEVICE?

 

 

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