Superkidz Community Trust

Superkidz Community Trust

At a glance

Causes

  • Children / families
  • Community safety / victim support / domestic violence
  • Criminal justice
  • Financial inclusion
  • Local / community
  • Poverty relief
  • Substance misuse
  • Training / employment support
  • Women
  • Young people

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
Local

Objectives

Superkidz helps to maximise the potential and well-being of children, young people and families in the most deprived areas of the London Borough of Greenwich, Eltham/Kidbrooke. These areas are blighted by poverty, gang violence, drug and alcohol abuse; status is achieved by criminality, usually in the drug economy. Superkidz supports deprived communities through persevering loving care, working to build resilience within the community that can pass to the next generation. 

Activities

Superkidz works with children, young people and parents on four council estates in Eltham in SE London, which are amongst the most marginalised and socially and economically deprived in the England.

 

The principal point of engagement with young people on the estates is through participation in our clubs. This is supported by an extensive programme of training and individual mentoring, crisis support in cases of debt, housing and social and domestic problems, home visits and advocacy with police and with probation, youth and social services when necessary. As well as providing support for our beneficiaries this detailed, individual day-to-day contact informs the content, aims, design and delivery of our programmes.

We provide a number of targeted clubs and meetings for 5-11 year-olds (2 per week at 3 locations), teenagers (3 per week at 3 locations), parents and toddlers (1 per week) and 'Girlzone' - a weekly meeting specifically for teenage girls aimed at reinforcing self-esteem, local support networks and combatting sexual exploitation by local gang members and others.

We provide vocational training and guidance on finding and sustaining employment. Some young people go on to become sessional workers for Superkidz supporting the youth workers and bring their life experience into the design and delivery of club activities and wider aspects of the programme. This is an important recent development of our work. The young people involved provide important role models for younger participants and benefit from work experience in a familiar, supportive environment and the opportunity to develop life-skills and a work ethic to help prepare them for wider employment opportunities. We provide additional support to our sessional workers through a programme of training and development in literacy and numeracy and by facilitating peer support. 

In 2018 we worked with 704 children, 102 young people, 42 parents and 18 sessional support workers.
 

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