Sisterhood & artsdepot's Social Impact Project

Published: Tue 27 Oct 2020

For the third year of a three year project funded by Young Londoners Fund, we are working with design partner Sisterhood to build a 15-week programme with up to 30 young people. Working with The Pavilion School (Pupil Referral Unit) and Barnet Council’s Safeguarding and Exclusions Lead, we will be engaging with pupils in a number of local schools who at either at risk of exclusion or who have been excluded in Barnet.

The project will primarily take place through Zoom at the same time each week (excluding school holidays).

The workshops will take place over a 15-week period from Jan 2021. Sisterhood are a creative design organisation primarily working with young girls to ‘unleash their creative confidence.’ For this project, they will be working with the group to support and empower them to create a social impact project. The project will culminate in an in-person launch event, taking place at artsdepot. 

Social impact projects are solutions and/or interventions created by young people to to make a positive difference towards a particular challenge or issue that impacts them, their communities or the world at large. 

Some examples of social impact projects created previously are a documentary created by young footballers to address gender stereotype in football and encourage more girls to play the sport, or a campaign that addresses and celebrates natural beauty from diverse cultures and how seeing real representation of beauty can have a positive impact on your body image and self-esteem to a community intervention that aims to make young people’s walks to school safer by creating colourful alleyways to bring awareness to street harassment and make public spaces usable again. 

If you're a teacher or work at a school and are interested in finding out how your students can take part, contact Francesca Cross (francesca.cross@artsdepot.co.uk). 

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