Tower Above is a preventative programme working together with Blackpool Families in Need, aimed at 8-12-year-olds on the periphery of involvement in anti-social behaviour or crime. Young people are assigned a 1:1 mentor (Youth Engagement Officer) with whom they co-design a personal development plan. Sport and physical activity are used as a hook to engage individuals in constructive activities, away from disruptive peers/influences and making bad choices.
Sport and physical activity will form part of 1:1 mentoring sessions, allowing young people to build confidence, talk about any issues or challenges they may face and provide a way to positively foster their interests and talents. By engaging with Tower Above, it is the hope 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, Blackpool Council and Revoelution. The funding from Revoelution will see us work with a percentage of young people in the Revoe area to improve outcomes for them and their community.
Due to COVID-19, we have unfortunately had to delay the launch of this programme until it is safe to work alongside young people in the community. However, we are currently exploring ways of how we can engage with young people to host mentoring sessions via a safe online platform.
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