Active Horizons has been able to increase the opportunities for young people, as many successfully gained employment, went back into education, or could start their own business. Thereby, we have helped young people to stay away from criminal activities. Furthermore, Active Horizons has helped many newcomers in integrating and settling in their new environment and in becoming a part of a positive and supportive community network. Through workshops, young people learn valuable life skills that help them cope with challenges they may face.
Above that, Active Horizons has taken part in shaping and improving local policy-making with regards to the needs of young people from the Black minority community.
Young people have been the focal point of shaping and challenging systems and practices that pertain to their experiences. Below is the model research and work produced over the years.
On the Margin– Research report on the needs and experiences of Black young people living in Bexley . Download Report
On the Margin
I belong too– Confronting racial bullying of refugees an migrants within schools. Download Report Report
Confronting racial bullying of refugees and asylum seekers within schools
“Active Horizons is a place I call home. I have always been on the rough side of my upbringing, with no positive influence, it meant I constantly had negative views about where my life is going. When I started attending the different projects, I met new friends who shared similar experiences. I also learnt that there are people who can actually listen to me. Now I have hope for my future and looking forward to achieving great things.”
“Just to say thank you to Active Horizons. I was getting worried with my daughter's social skills. I now see positivity and improvement from her.”
This is first place where someone has asked me about I how feel. I really feel included and part of the community.
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