A successful weekend urban arts club for young people aged 13 – 19
Youth Connect aims to reduce the aimless hanging around streets, and to bring down gun & knife crime and anti-social behaviour in the area (an area which is in the top 5% most deprived wards in Britain). Liverpool Lighthouse provides an alternative programme of relevant workshops encompassing dance, drama, singing, dj-ing, recording, and music. Free running is particularly popular with boys, as dance is with girls.
- 450 young people participated in Youth Connect this year.
- 89% report increased confidence
- 68% have a more healthy attitude to drugs
- 35% have a lower propensity to get involved in criminal behaviour and gangs