07 01 '22
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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
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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
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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
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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…

30 06 '21
Comments Off on Pride Edition: Jemimah’s Story

Jemimah is a Youth Worker at Future and always gives young people a warm welcome. This Pride Month we chatted to her about her journey of coming out, what it means to be part of the LGBTQ+ community and how allies can support their queer friends! Jemimah grew up in Barking and Dagenham, she lived…

09 06 '21
Comments Off on She Can Be 2021

On 27.05.21 a group of 10 young women from Jo Richardson Community School took part in ‘She Can Be’ hosted by Future Youth Zone and MS Amlin. She Can Be is an initiative by The Lord Mayor of London aimed to empower young women to make informed decisions about their careers. This year we were…

31 05 '21
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On Thursday 13th May 2021, Future Youth Zone was joined by the 11 Foundation and Chelsea Football Club to deliver a workshop for Mental Health Awareness Week. A group of 16 young people took part in a discussion with Joe Cole about the challenges of being a teenager, and how those pressures effect their mental wellbeing….

21 05 '21
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Venice, is a 16 year old member of Future Youth Zone. Through the guidance and support of the dedicated youth work team and her peers, she has built up her confidence. Encouraging physical activity over lockdown and interaction with friends has been a key priority: “Before joining Future I used to do the same things…

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