Engage and Empower
Taking a holistic approach to current issues affecting young people.
Who Are We
Project 4 Youth Empowerment is a community interest company who support young people and families.
We assist people affected by or in danger of being affected by a range of issues such as serious youth violence, school exclusions or those who are NEET (not in education, employment or training). This support comes in many forms including offering advice, advocacy, one on one or group mentoring, or signposting to other professional services.
Our team have many years of experience of working with young people in a variety of settings ranging from youth work, teaching, specialised gang work, outreach work and have experience of working with young people with SEN (special educational needs).
‘At the end of the day, it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished. It’s about what you’ve done with those accomplishments. It’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back’ – Denzel Washington
What We Do
— Parenting Support
Parenting is not easy, we don’t get a manual for each child and sometimes there are serious problems that our young people run into that means parents need help. We offer support in various ways, including advice, advocacy and signposting in areas such as school exclusions, social services, housing, SEN and other issues affecting families. Our safe spaces are a great way to get help or just connect with others who may have experienced or still be facing some of the same issues as you.
— Educational Resources
How do you stimulate your child’s mind?
If your child requires extra-curricular learning support, we can signpost you to Saturday School and Private Tutors. Do not wait until it is time for SAT’s or GCSE’s, supplement their learning from as early as possible to ensure that you are giving them the best opportunities for their future.
— Youth Mentoring
We provide mentoring to young people from all walks of life and from different personal situations. We use our experience to provide bespoke mentoring to each young person we work with and the aim is to help them realise their potential by introducing them to new opportunities as well as focusing on their interests, in order to achieve positive outcomes.
Sometimes people need a helping hand taking the next step. P4YE offer a referral service which helps to guide young people back into EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT or TRAINING. Contact us for a free consultation so that we can help to get you back on the road to fulfilling your potential.
— Community Outreach
In light of Covid-19, we extended our support outside of our usual remit of young people. Twice a week, we provided free hot meals and essential items to the vulnerable people in our community, families and young people. During the height of lockdown, we also used technology to engage with our young people. We hosted an online console competition to keep the young people engaged.
— Local Authority Support
Sometimes, even the professionals need support! We are experienced in ‘bridging the gap’, between the professionals and the young person. We are able to understand the language of our young people, but also able to communicate with them effectively. We work on behalf of the local authorities to intervene on their more complex cases or the young people referred to as ‘hard to reach’. We work closely with the young person to find out what stimulates and motivates them, and then work on developments steps.
Providing Relief - Happy Parent
I am more than happy with the support that I have been receiving from P4YE, and cannot believe how much difference they have managed to achieve in such a short space of time, when I contacted them I was at my lowest ebb, the support I have received has been vital for me and especially my son, who has built a close bond with P4YE staff in such a short space of time.
Changing Lives — Delighted Parent
After my son was a victim of a sustained assault and received multiple stab wounds, with potentially life changing injuries, I came into contact with P4YE. My son, and my family have since received extensive support from P4YE in the form of 1:1 sessions, and mentoring. My son also received support in the form of P4YE attending court hearings and by getting him into a weekly job club, which led to him obtaining a recognised qualification with TfL.
Helping Others — Relieved Parent
I want to thank P4YE for setting up this page, the immediate response I got from staff at P4YE was a breath of fresh air, they were knowledgeable & offered great advice which helped me to deal with the school system & to help my son get back on track. P4YE came down to legacy in Croydon to help us register our son there & I feel they went over & beyond for people who are struggling with all these systems. I cannot thank P4YE enough.