Tower Above

Tower Above is a one-to-one mentoring programme aimed at 8-12-year-olds who are at risk of involvement in anti-social behaviour and/or crime. Young people are assigned a Community Cohesion Mentor with whom they co-design a personal development plan that outlines goals they want to work towards achieving. Mentoring sessions take place at Bloomfield Road stadium, where we support young people for up to 20 sessions.

Sessions cover a wide variety of topics such as resilience, healthy relationships, moral dilemmas, community safety and more. Sport and mentoring are combined and allows young people to build confidence, talk openly with a trusted adult and provide a way to positively foster their interests and talents. By engaging with Tower Above, it is hoped that young people will change their attitudes towards anti-social behaviour and access positive provisions that will continue to improve their personal development.

Funding contributions come from the Premier League Charitable Fund and Blackpool Council.

Currently, we are only accepting referrals from Blackpool Council’s Families in Need team. For more information or to request a referral form, please contact: brett.whitehead@bfcct.co.uk