Do you remember those carefree days of youth? Those hot summer days spent frolicking at the beach, those dark wintry days pressing your nose at the window, waiting impatiently for snow?
Do you remember learning your ABCs? Taking your first test? Learning to ride a bike?
Just mentioning our childhood evokes warm pleasant memories in each of us. It is for good reason that we refer to it as “The Good Old Days”, because we have such wonderful memories of when we were young.
At Young and Inspired, we wish to ensure that every child in Hackney will have wonderful memories of their childhood when they grow up. The only way we can ensure that is by making sure that every child in Hackney has a wonderful childhood, because while we cannot change their past or future, we can transform their present.
That, in essence, is what we do.
Children growing up in Hackney face unique disadvantage. Hackney is one of the poorest boroughs in London, with 73% of children living in low-income families living on benefits. Additionally, many of Hackneys children are from ethnic minority groups, diverse religious groups and many are immigrants or refugees. Often, these children suffer social exclusion because of these reasons.
Young and Inspired Ltd was set up to enhance the lives of children and young people in Hackney, disadvantaged through poverty and social exclusion, which we do by providing a variety of experiences and opportunities which the young people would otherwise lack. These projects are designed to increase their self-confidence and self-esteem, improve their feelings of self-worth, help them in their education, so that they can become better people and develop into healthy and productive adults. Above all, we give them the ability to overcome their disadvantage and go on to be successful in their future.
Join us in securing the future of these children by transforming their present. In these pages you will find all the information about the various projects that Young and Inspired does.
Thank you for visiting www.youngandinspired.org.uk