COMMUNITY ORGANISATION AWARD FOR RACE, RELIGION & FAITH –
Eastside Young Leaders’ Academy’s aims are an amazing way of helping young people find and develop their potential to benefit all of us. EYLA was established in 2002 as an intervention initiative for at risk black boys. It was birthed at a time of underachievement and high exclusion rates, and to counter the causal link between the above and imprisonment. The service includes 8 main elements: Leadership training, supplementary education, community service, mentoring, a Parent University, in-school programmes, an alternative provision for excluded pupils and a scholars programme providing life-transforming bursary places at boarding schools. Since their inception, the academy has worked with over 5000 children across 50 schools, and it now includes a girls’ division. It is evident that this extraordinary organisation is making a real and tangible difference to the lives of young BME people from disadvantaged circumstances.
SHARING IS CARING!