Posted: Thu, 27 Jun 2019 15:51
Two Schools in Birmingham who are using structured sports mentoring programmes with young people on the verge of exclusion have reported improvements in students' abilities and skills to relate to themselves and others.
For children living in deprived communities and struggling with special educational needs in mainstream settings or facing challenging home situations, sport can offer an alternative route to re-engage with school. With growing numbers...
Posted: Fri, 14 Jun 2019 08:15
In the Summer of 2018, the Sport Birmingham MAD team were approached by West Midlands Police to deliver activities across the south of the city, due to limited provision in the area. There were four areas, one of these being Bartley Green, with the concept being to go out into the parks and conduct outreach work to engage the local young people in positive activity, for around six hours a week.
Having had the free summer sessions, a lot of parents...
Posted: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 13:16
We can confirm that our first MADFUNDAY event went down a success!
Just under 100 young people registered and got involved on the day...
Activities included a 5-A-Side football tournament, Tennis, Pana Football, Workshops with Umbrella Sexual Health and Music/DJ by DEEJAY RJ.
A few quotes from the day...
I think today has been a positive, there's been no trouble, all the young people have got on. We've had lots of different kids from different areas,...
Posted: Wed, 30 Jan 2019 10:33
At MAD Birmingham, we make it our mission to provide each young person with the understanding of how crime and anti-social behaviour can lead to consequences. We also promote social inclusion and community cohesion. The team will always support the young people and guide them in the direction to the more positive opportunities in life.
One way we do this is by discussing the real life examples shown on YouTube videos and documentaries. The topics of...
Posted: Mon, 21 Jan 2019 11:19
Ish is a very supportive youth worker at the Pump, especially for those young people who have a desire for music production and becoming their own artist.
From a very young age, he always wanted to become an artist himself, trying his best to record at home in his bedroom. Unfortunately the support and equipment wasn't there for him.
Ish thrives off the energy from the young people who come into the Pump week on week to record their own music.
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