Young leaders to represent the borough

Local youth address violent crime through dance

By Nadia El-Aabdi

A young leader centre stage  Credit: Nadia El-Aabdi

Not-for-profit community organisation, Leaders Community is preparing a group of Bruce Grove based dancers for their first competition; ‘Boroughs United’.

The event which will take place in February next year at the Hackney Empire is hosted by, The Crib, a project that brings youth from London’s 33 boroughs together to raise awareness of issues that young people can find themselves facing in their communities, such as gun and knife crime, post code wars and gang affiliation.

The first task the children had to do in preparation for the competition, was to come up with a name for their group, and they will now be known as the ‘Bruce Grove New Generation’.

All of the children attend our sessions full of energy, commitment and determination, even after long days at school. The cause behind this competition has in- spired them to work even harder and come together as a community group to help fight the growing issues our young people face.

10-year-old dancer, Jacob Samura said: “Dance helps me to express my feelings. When I turn on the TV all I hear about is somebody has died from a knife crime or a gang related incident. I think dance helps you to let out all your emotions in a safe and fun environment and to be a good person.”

Leaders Community works with grant giving organisations and the Local Authority to support the development of local children and young people, helping to build their capacity and character so that they can succeed in the future.

We offer an environment where the youth can be surrounded by positive role models, keeping them off the streets and out of harm’s way. We believe that the success of the children and young people, along with the strength of the community, go hand in hand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10-year-old dancer, Jacob Samura said: “Dance helps me to express my feelings. When I turn on the TV all I hear about is somebody has died from a knife crime or a gang related incident. I think dance helps you to let out all your emotions in a safe and fun environment and to be a good person.” Leaders Community works with grant giving organisations and the Local Au- thority to support the development of local children and young people, helping to build their capacity and character so that they can succeed in the future.

We offer an environment where the youth can be surrounded by positive role models, keeping them off the streets and out of harm’s way. We believe that the success of the children and young people, along with the strength of the community, go hand in hand.

If any organisations or individuals would like to support or participate with Leaders Community:

Email [email protected] Call 07831 224510 (Maria)

A young leader centre stage􏰀Credit Nadia El-Aabdi

based dancers for their first competition; ‘Boroughs United’.

 

All of the children attend our sessions full of energy, commitment and deter- mination, even after long days at school. The cause behind this competition has in- spired them to work even harder and come together as a community group to help fight the growing issues our young people face.

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