Liverpool Lighthouse targets children and young people from the wards of Anfield, Everton, Kensington and Fairfield (in the top 5% most deprived wards in Britain).
Among young people, some are estimated as NEET (not in education, employment, training); 43% come from homes technically in poverty; up to 49% will regularly use drugs/alcohol and be close to dependency; a significant number would become involved or affected by street gangs or anti-social behaviour.
What We Do
In addressing these challenges we have developed a number of exciting activities for children and young people (aged 10-18) as part of a programme called Youth Connect. Activities include:
- Drop in youth café
- Urban arts workshops – dance, drama, singing, djing, recording, music band
- Education enhancement activities – equestrian, language, homework
- Employability workshops – industry visits, job skills development
- Health & well being sessions with issue-based groups, trips and one-to-one support/mentoring.
- Crime and consequences programme, including peer leadership and volunteering
- Youth concerts, shows, festivals
For more details on the Youth Connect Programme please click here.
Alongside Youth Connect we also run the Lighthouse Studio Project (LSP).
LSP is a music project for young people aged 12 to 18 years old from across the city.
The project is being funded for two years by Youth Music, a national charity which gives young people the opportunity to make music, helping them to overcome the challenges they face in their lives.
We offer fantastic opportunity for young people and bands to get involved and learn how to use and run a recording studio.
There’s also workshops led by people from the industry, which will give a real insight into how it works and the best route to success.
Young people are also given the opportunity to develop song writing skills and possibly record their final piece with help from active talent scouts.
For more details on the LSP Programme please click here.
All our youth programmes are designed to help young people acquire new skills; develop increased confidence and self esteem; successfully disengage from gangs; changed behaviour to use of alcohol and harmful street drugs; equip participants to make positive lifestyle choices; contributing positively to wider community.