The 14th May 2019 was an exciting day for us at Streetwise Kids. An article featuring our organisation appeared in their local paper, News Shopper. We are very pleased as it highlights the work we are trying to do within the local community. Spreading the word about our projects is very important to us and we are very grateful to Emily Hennings, the Reporter and the News Shopper for this article.
Read the article below or follow the link to see it in the News Shopper.
Plumstead community group fighting to end youth violence and knife crime
A community group in Plumstead is working hard to end youth violence and knife crime in London.
Streetwise kids works with various youth offending teams and youth groups across the city.
The project has now set itself up in The Glyndon Centre, so that it is available to everyone in the area.
They are currently working on a bicycle recycling project where they take bikes that have been donated from various sources including the Met Police, British Transport Police, Network Rail and Local council recycling centres.
The team will also involve them in working with the local community by letting them run Dr Bike Sessions where the public can bring their own bikes and the young people repair or service them free of charge.
This will help to build community cohesion and allow the young people who take part to take pride in their community to make the right choices in life.
Once finished, the group are looking donate the repaired bikes to needy families and young people in Greenwich.