Wolverhampton, West Midlands, UK
Engage Youth Empowerment Services
E.Y.E.S is a citywide "collaborative partnership" organisation based in Wolverhampton.
We operate a "Grass roots gang intervention programme" using ex gang members and specialist youth mentors who have been specifically trained (inc. high risk mediation training) to engage young people on the fringes of the negative gang culture and low level antisocial behaviour leading to violent youth crime as well as gang nominals who have become disillusioned with the gangs and need support to exit. Our work involves engaging those that carry knives and guns for protection reasons or one or all of the three 'Rs' i.e Revenue, Respect, Revenge. We operate in a safe environment and deliver our 'Wise up!' intervention programme that includes creative actives and mentoring. 'The Wise Up' programme enables young people to better express themselves, challenge negative behaviours, learn new sills and make better life decisions.
We offer a support service providing mediation and conflict resolution solutions in critical youth and gang conflict situations.
E.Y.E.S have been commissioned by the Police to work in 'Hot Spots' within our city however we have also been commissioned by Neighbourhood Management Teams (Local Authority).
E.Y.E.S also deliver a Prevent Violent Extremism (PVE) programme funded by the local authority. This programme targets young people who are vulnerable or at risk from extremist ideologies and activity.
Creativity & Performance Workshops-This programme hones the raw abilities of the young people develops those creative abilities and open opportunities for them to express themselves in a safe progressive environments which includes citywide productions and events.
8 years to 25 years
Black Minority Ethnic (BME)
Not in education or training
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