We are driven by a singular mission: to combat the scourge of knife crime, youth violence, and gang activity in London 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 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 untapped 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 realize 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 London. By addressing the root causes and providing constructive alternatives, we aim to create safer streets and brighter futures for all.
How We Achieve Our Mission
Our approach is comprehensive and holistic:
Mentoring: We provide one-on-one mentoring that offers guidance, support, and a positive role model for young people. This personalized approach helps them navigate life's challenges and make informed decisions.
Life Skills Education: Through our life skills 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 minds and 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, organizations, 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 realized. 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, 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 and Desire:
Discipline: We instil discipline as the foundation of personal growth and achievement. Through mentorship and life skills education, we empower young individuals to cultivate self-discipline, enabling them to make informed choices and pursue their goals with determination.
Desire: We believe that true transformation begins with a burning desire for change. We nurture the aspirations of young people, igniting their inner drive to overcome adversity and create a brighter future.
E - Experience:
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:
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 and Integrity:
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.
Integrity: We uphold the highest standards of honesty, ethics, and accountability. We lead by example, teaching young people the importance of integrity in their actions and choices.
C - Confidence and Culture:
Confidence: We empower young individuals with the self-confidence to face challenges head-on. Through mentorship, life skills education, and diverse experiences, we build their belief in themselves and their ability to succeed.
Culture: We celebrate diversity and promote a culture of inclusivity, where every young person's unique background and perspective is valued. We believe that cultural understanding and respect are key to building stronger, more united communities.
E - Energy:
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 zest.
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?