In 2021, we awarded a grant of £15,000 over three years for Fitzrovia Youth in Action (FYA) to deliver their Peer Education Programme for young people in Camden.
Fitzrovia Youth in Action is a youth action charity and seeks to empower Camden’s young people to create positive change in their community and in their lives.
The Peer Education Programme works with young people to identify issues that they feel are having a negative impact on them and their community such as drug and alcohol abuse, bullying, discrimination, peer pressure, isolation, and other mental health issues. Young people take training and choose which issues they would like to address and are supported to work up their message and create an awareness campaign. As part of this, they create a short film which becomes the centrepiece for awareness workshops they deliver to other young people at youth clubs, schools and other agencies’ young people.
FYA has successfully delivered on the first two years of this grant and is now moving in to its third year. The videos made by the young participants are available online, and you can watch the latest below.