Monday, 30 May 2011

Profile of Fitzrovia Youth in Action

Our work began with improving social relations around the Warren football pitch in Fitzrovia (Fitzrovia is the name of the central London district around BT Tower). This work continues through our football programme and we organise a range of local projects aimed at improving relationships between young people and other residents, including the annual Street Party and Residents’ Meal . Since we were established, we have witnessed the many benefits that self directed community action can have for the young people concerned and for the wider community.

Much of our work nowadays is focussed on promoting youth participation throughout the London Borough of Camden.  We operate peer education projects, youth media projects (‘OnRoad’ youth magazine and video production), healthy living projects and various projects aimed at bringing together young people from different backgrounds and improving understanding.

Quote from Director Andre Schott on FYA's work during the 2009-2010 period:

"Fitzrovia Youth in Action has become an accreditation centre for the AQA award system and young people involved in our projects completed a total of 265 learning models through their involvement with us during 2009-10.

The highlight of the year was undoubtedly the ‘Camden Youth Action’ showcase we organised in March 2010. It was great to see the Camden Centre filled to capacity with young people, parents, policy makers and practitioners who came to witness the work produced over the year by many different groups of young volunteers."

Fitzrovia Youth in Action partnered with young people from South Camden Youth Access Point to create this short film about Shisha smoking in the London Borough of Camden. The film explores cultural and social aspects of Shisha smoking as well as the health risks involved.

Many partner agencies around Camden have been involved in FYA projects, a full list with details can be seen in the link below:

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