To help and educate Black and minority ethnic young people aged 11 to 25. The project will provide opportunities to take part in social and informal educational activities and will make a positive contribution to the physical, psychological, spiritual development of young people.
We work with young people who are Black, Asian, Arab and Multiple Heritage in Brighton and Hove, East and West Sussex. Many of our members have complex issues, have experienced racism ranging from stereotyping, bullying, name calling harassment and even physical attacks. and racial trauma, have mental health needs,
The Black and Minority Ethnic Young People's Project (BMEYPP) provides safe spaces where young people can share their experiences, find solutions to their issues, celebrate their cultural identities, and make new friends, thus reducing isolation.
Some positive impacts young people have expressed are that taking part in the BMEYPP activities has:
helped them to develop their confidence and self-esteem
given them opportunities to take part in new activities and helped to develop new skills
The BMEYPP works alongside young people who are involved n planning our activities. Our current programme include:
Weekly drop in sessions for young people - providing a safe space for young people to get together, access information advice and support, take part in positive cultural and educational activities.
Trips, outings and residentials - opportunities to take part in new, challenging, and cultural activities
Mentoring and Tutoring Project - opportunities for young people to receive one to one support from a mentor or academic tutoring from a community volunteer
Positive Images Project - arts and media project including, film making, spoken word, creative arts activities for young people to express themselves, have a voice and share experiences.