11 10 '22
Comments Off on Barry Hearn OBE to support Future’s Crowdfunder!

Over the 6th to 7th of November, donations to Future Youth Zone’s Crowdfunder will be doubled thanks to a generous pledge from our Patron, Barry Hearn. The president of Matchroom sports grew up in Becontree, Barking & Dagenham, and feels passionately about supporting local young people to reach their potential. The crowdfunder will bring together…

05 07 '22
Comments Off on Pride Month 2022

Pride Month June 2022 marked the 50 year anniversary of Pride month, and we wanted to do something special at Future to mark the occasion. This month we held our very own Pride Party to celebrate! We hosted an 80s themed party with an iconic playlist; fun quizzes; and an amazing karaoke session. The event…

05 03 '22
Comments Off on Mr Future Friday appears on ITV’s new show!

Our very own Clinton Elvis also known as Mr Future Friday appears on ITV’s new Saturday night show Starstruck! When Clinton Elvis was a just 9 years old growing up in East London, he spent lots of his free time in his local youth club where he grew his passion for singing and producing music….

16 02 '22
Comments Off on 11 Foundation funding continues to give young people access to Place2Be

Future Youth Zone is excited to announce Carly and Joe Cole’s 11 Foundation is enabling a collaboration with children’s mental health charity Place2Be to provide specialist mental health support for young people in the heart of the community in East London. As champions of the partnership between Future Youth Zone and Place2Be, Joe and Carly…

07 01 '22
Comments Off on Learning from our Ur Future programme

The Ur Future Complementary Education programme has been designed to equip young people (11-14) who may be finding school life challenging, with key skills such as leadership, communication and decision-making. The programme also aims to build greater self-awareness, social awareness and relationship skills, that will increase resilience and enable those young people to thrive – in school…

31 12 '21
Comments Off on Goodbye 2021

As we say hello to 2022, it is important to highlight all that we have achieved during the year of 2021 at Future Youth Zone. Despite another difficult year, Future continued to give the young people of Barking and Dagenham a safe and fun place to spend their time. With a total of 4302 active…

10 11 '21
Comments Off on National Youth Work Week

National Youth Work Week November 1 – 7 was national youth work week, a campaign founded by the National Youth Agency to celebrate all things youth work. At Future we chose to show our appreciation to all our amazing youth workers. Last week we released a series of staff profiles on our social media as a…

29 10 '21
Comments Off on Black History Month 2021

Black History Month Black History Month is a time to remember important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. During this month we recognise and appreciate the works and contributions of black people throughout history. Originally founded in the United States, Black History Month was first celebrated in the United Kingdom in…

05 07 '21
Comments Off on Future Hero of the month – June!

Meet Katie – our #Futurehero of the Month for June! Can you tell us about your challenge? On the 6th May 2021 I did a skydive to raise funds for future youth zone. Why did you want to raise money for Future Youth Zone? I wanted to raise money for Future because future has helped…

30 06 '21
Comments Off on Pride Edition: Sam from Write Back UK

As we reflect on this Pride Month we caught with Sam from Write Back UK  This pride month, I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be ‘proud’. It’s an emotion I experience regularly as I’m delivering Write Back sessions in Future Youth Zone: pride in the amazing storytellers we work with, pride…

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