Streatham Youth and Community Trust is delighted to say we are the recipients of a Community Commitment Award from The International Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence Awards. The prize giving took place on Friday, 9 June in the Houses of Parliament. Recipients for the various categories flew in from all over the world. There is an emphasis on organisations helping with green and environmentally sustainable practices. Angie Foran, CEO, said 'It was a great honour to receive an award for our work in developing community facilities'.
Everyone Loves A Picnic!For the third year running, Streatham Youth and Community Trust, in partnership with The Friends of Streatham Vale Park, are holding a free family event in Streatham Vale Park, Abercairn Road, London SW16 5AL from 12pm – 4pm on Saturday 8th July.
Bring your own picnic or make a purchase from our BBQ while you listen to live music from local musicians. There will be children’s activities available including bouncy castle, face painting, games and sports. Get the whole family involved in tug-o-war, tennis, football, arts & craft making and egg & spoon races.
Streatham Youth and Community Trust are a local charity delivering high quality play and youth work in Streatham since 1946. Our services are either free or very low cost meaning they are accessible to everyone. We provide play activities in the park 5 days a week, all year round and youth clubs 4 nights a week. Our aims are to help local children make and sustain healthy friendships and relationships, to build confidence and self-esteem, build resilience, develop new skills and raise aspirations.
Bright Futures Streatham is a group of 4 forward thinking youth organisations in Streatham with a mission to deliver a premier service to children and young people in the local area. Our objectives are to raise engagement in the community, improve the health and fitness of Streatham residents and overall increase the happiness and aspirations of those we work with. The consortium consists of Streatham Youth and Community Trust, Inspirational Youth, South Central Youth and Uincape Capoeira Federation.
Streatham Youth and Community Trust is delighted to have won £5,000 in Tesco's Bags of Help initiative. Shoppers at Tesco Streatham voted to help fund a play and learning space in Streatham Vale Park. The project will allow Streatham Vale Adventure Playground to extend their facilities to allow for outdoor play.
John Massingham, Playground Manager, said, 'I would like to thank all our supporters in Streatham who made this possible. The kids are going to love it!. This is a great way to help local charities and I would like to thank Tesco and all their shoppers.'
For more information on our services, please contact Angie Foran on 020 3146 4170
Streatham Youth and Community Trust is delighted to have been short listed for Tesco's Bags of Help initiative. Shoppers at Tesco Streatham can vote to help fund a play and learning space in Streatham Vale Park. Shoppers, after paying for their groceries, are given tokens which they can use to vote for the play and learning space. Whoever gets the most tokens can win up to £5,000. The nominated project will allow Streatham Vale Adventure Playground to extend their facilities to allow for outdoor play.
John Massingham, Playground Manager, says 'this space will help local children get more from the local environment, allowing us to show they the joys of learning outdoors'.
All Tesco shoppers are invited to support our bid. The store is located at 384 Streatham High Road, SW16 6HP, next the Streatham Leisure Centre. For more information, please contact Angie Foran on 020 3146 4170
Would you really like to get fit? Are you inspired by the recent spring sunshine to get out there and get healthy? If so, we challenge you to run for us in the DIFC Super Hero Fun Run which takes place in the beautiful Regents Park on Sunday 15 May 2016.
Some of the children and young people we help have lives full of challenges, which we aim to help them overcome. So we thought, what better way to raise money than to get you lot out there overcoming challenges too?
You can chose to run either 10k or 5k. We’ll help you all the way, with training tips and advice on maximising your sponsorship. You can join our Saturday morning running club or any of the other fitness classes at our centres to get fit. You even get a free superhero costume to wear on the day.
There’s a small booking fee to pay up front then all we ask is that you raise a minimum of £100 but you will probably find you can raise much more. Having the added reason that you’ll be helping others by achieving your personal goal can be a great motivation. So go on, be a superhero for SYCT!
Sign up here.
Chez Albert is the newly appointed Community Sports Activator at Streatham Youth and Community Trust and lead for the This Girl Can Lambeth Project. This Girl Can is a project designed by Sport England and a wide range of partnership organisations. Some of the partnership organisations include; London Youth, The Old Library Norwood, Norbury Manor School, Fight4Change and St Matthews Project.
The main purpose is to increase participation of young women and girls aged 14-25 years of age in sports. Chez has been involved in sports from a very young age and has an in-depth knowledge of the positive effect sport can have on people's everyday lives. She will also be researching and mapping the areas where there is a lack of physical activity, overseeing current sports sessions, planning and delivering new sessions and evaluating these to provide evidence. SYCT looks forward to getting girls and women involved in sports sessions which are fun and motivational!