Harrow has significant pockets of deprivation within what is widely thought to be a wealthy area. A key issue is the increase of anti-social behaviour and gang involvement amongst young people.
Ignite carries out detached youth work, face to face engagement in their youth centre in Wealdstone and at local schools, linking sports with personal development.
Christian Wade, Jack Moates and Will Taylor spent the afternoon with young people who were attending the ‘SportExcel’ section of the project, which works with people that are both disengaged with their communities and marginalised from them because of gang involvement.
The players visited a local gym, which is a safe area used frequently by members of ‘Ignite’ and took part in a games session run by one of the young people benefiting from the project.
Will Taylor thought that the visit was very eye-opening and said “It was great to spend some time with the people involved in this project and it is clear that projects like this one have a massive positive impact on their lives. As well as providing much needed support, these projects open doors and give these young people opportunities that can make a real difference.”
For more information on the Ignite Trust please visit - https://www.ignitetrust.org.uk/.
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