Antoin Akpom Foundation is a registered charity. It was set up to continue the legacy of Antoin Akpom, a football coach who started a community business (AAA Strike 4 Success) using arts and sports as a platform to help young people develop skills, enabling them to achieve their goals and aspirations. Providing an innovative platform to capture and nurture creativity. Whilst enhancing and directing their energies in a positive manner, developing self-esteem, self-awakening leading to self-empowerment. Individuals can take a positive role within their society. As a means to achieve our main objective creating opportunities for a brighter future. Over the past five years we have successfully delivered workshops which opened opportunities for some of our young people to gain employment in various fields including fulfilling dreams of working in the music industry. We have presented at least 400 trophies over eight award events across England.
Providing activities that would help develop skills needed to empower young people. Identifying their needs, maximising their potential enabling them to have access to opportunities otherwise difficult to obtain. Acting as an alternative intervention program
The purpose is to act as a resource for (at risk groups of young people) by at risk we mean those primarily from socially and economically disadvantaged communities, (NEET) Not in Education, Employment or Training) and who are at risk of being exposed to street crime between the ages of 16yrs – 25yrs of age and services for children 11yrs – 15yrs. The workshops provided by the Foundation is tailored to meet the client’s requirements/needs, each having a different schedule.
We will also be producing a digital documentary focusing on the impact on young minds. Looking at media pressure to conform stereotyped versions of beauty relaying conflicting messages. The power of peer pressure and its influences.
Delivering workshops using the medium of music and fashion. We will be addressing behaviours, bullying, low self esteem and depression. The idea is to use the documentary to provoke thought, discussions and debates with children and young people. Reducing the stigma around depression and mental health. Encouraging them to express themselves in a positive manner, having their own identity and self appreciation
The young people will take part in field work conducting researches, interviews and give out questionnaires to their peers. Deliver a presentation at the end of the project.