The Community Development team currently deliver a variety of themed programmes that strategically link with national and local Government agendas.
We deliver over 6500 hours of FREE activities each year, working with over 1500 young people every week across Haringey, Enfield, Waltham Forest and Barnet.
Young people who access these programmes improve their sports skills which help build their self-esteem and develop positive attitudes. By engaging young people in a range of constructive activities, it creates opportunities to get back to education, training and employment and steers away from potential unemployment.
The success of these programmes comes, as a result of working with a wide range of partners, who help us to develop and deliver creative, innovative and engaging programmes and projects for people from our local communities.
To Care Is To Do, supported by The Supporters Club and Premier League, is designed to engage and inspire looked after children and care leavers within the local community.
E18HTEEN provides 1-2-1 mentor support for young people in care/care leavers who are not in education, employment or training.
Tottenham Hotspur Foundation’s Kicks project uses football to break down barriers between young people and the police.
With the strapline ‘Making Your Future’ Tottenham Hotspur Foundation’s Skills project supports vulnerable young people to move away from crime and anti-social behaviour.
Tottenham Hotspur Foundation works with the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to deliver a successful football-based youth mentoring programme funded by the Premier League and Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC).
Target Group:Year 6 primary school students in Haringey. Funded by:Haringey Council.Partners:Metropolitan Police Safer Partnership, Haringey Council, London Fire Brigade, London Ambulance Service, Transport for London and EDF Energy Networks.Content:The programme is designed to help year six children learn about Health, Safety and Citizenship in a fun and exciting educational environment before they make the vital transition into secondary school. The programme consists of simulated scenarios that are used to make possible dangers come to life, providing children with a controlled environment in which they can safely participate and learn through hands-on experience. They involve the practical application of the child’s knowledge through worksheets and interactive workshops. It encourages children to take a positive role in society and gives them the skills and confidence to deal with emergency and difficult situations. The focus will be particularly on anti-social behaviour, bullying, health and safety. There will also be workshops from London Fire Brigade, Haringey Road Safety and London Ambulance Service.
The transition from primary to secondary school is important in the lives of children and their families, yet research has shown that transitions can be stressful for children, that continuity of curriculum between primary and secondary school may suffer during transition and that some vulnerable children need intervention prior to transition.. Department for Education
Why needed: • Young people are often faced with difficult decisions and situations and through skills learnt on the course these issues can be resolved easier. • With the rapid increase in obesity it is crucial for young people to understand the importance of physical activity.• To help young people feel confident, travelling on London Transport.• To guide young people on how to make an effective emergency service call.• To help young people understand the implications of bullying and the dangers of knives.Impact:• The programme engages 1200 young people from Haringey primary schools every year.• Over 30 primary schools in Haringey are involved every year.• Participants’ confidence and awareness has increased as a result of taking part in the programme.• Over 5000 young people have participated in the programme to date. • We are the only professional football club in the country who run a Junior Citizen Programme at their stadium, making it a unique learning environment and experience for all participants.
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