Our Programs

 

CHEER & TUMBLE YOUR WAY THROUGH SUMMER

The summer is the perfect time for young people to make new friends, learn new skills and build their confidence. This summer London Affinity Elite will be running cheer and tumbling session at Somers Town Community Centre.

For 4 weeks starting August 8th from 3:00pm - 4:30pm.

It’s FREE so sign up now!

Availability

Every Thursday fror 4 weeks
Afternoon: 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Location

Somers Town Community Centre
150 Ossulston St, Kings Cross, London NW1 1EE

Mobile food bank

An army of young volunteers helped to set up the mobile food bank and currently run it. Over the last year 49 young people have volunteered 144 hours;  collecting and sorting donations, taking orders and then going out into the community on local estates delivering food parcels.

Sounds simple right? But it wouldn’t work without the food donations of our wonderful community and the hard work of our young volunteers. They are at the heart of the service and their sense of social justice and action, has made a huge impact to the whole community.

The food bank is closed for the summer to give our volunteers a much needed break. It will reopen on 11th September 2019.

one mic, one life

This year we continue to focus on the increasing knife and gang crime in the borough, starting a dialogue with young people and the community on how we can come together and deter them from crime and its effects.

 In 2017 we piloted our 'One Life, One, Mic' project funded by John Lyons, running creative workshops in partnership with Maiden Lane Community Centre with young people and their families in the Cantelowes Ward. We held a great awareness event in December and started the conversation with young people and their families on how we can tackle knife and gang crime.

 This year we continue the project and will be running various creative workshops and a final awareness event throughout 2018/19.

Availability

Monday – Saturday
Morning, Afternoon or Evening

Location

Cantelowes and Camden Highgate Wards

cheer & tumbling

As part of our ‘One Mic, One Life’ project, London Affinity Elite will be delivering cheer and tumbling workshops during half terms throughout 2019. Cheer leading workshops not only promote healthy lifestyles, but is also a great way for us to start a conversation with girls around body image, bullying and getting involved or approached to get into a gang.

Girls learn stunts, tumbling, rules and choreography and we want to create further opportunities where girls can gain a qualification and become coaches in the heart of their communities.

Cheer leading workshops will not only build confidence, knowledge and skills, but you can be used to inspire the whole community.

Availability

Sunday
Afternoon

Location

Maiden Lane Community Centre
156 St Paul’s Crescent

London, NW1 9SR

EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING SESSIONS

We work with 16 - 23 years old who are not in education, employment or training, living on social housing estates in Camden.

 Through the use of local community spaces we are able to take Employment and Training direct to the community, which enables us to continue estate based employment and training support.

If your looking for a job, or need help finding the right training course, register for a private 1-2-1 at every Tuesday.

Availability

Tuesday
Morning, Afternoon

Location

Local estates in Camden

Money matters

Our ‘Money Matters’ is a programme of financial awareness and education aims to address the lack of financial awareness and consequent financial exclusion experienced by people who live on social housing estates.  

We deliver 6 workshops of 2 hours throughout the year, directly on the estates in which they live.  Workshops are designed to improve the financial literacy skills of local people and covers basic areas, such as setting up a bank account, credit and savings, and how to use credit cards and their pitfalls, budgeting and managing money, applying and managing loans and managing debt.

Each participant receives a £5 Incentive to pay into a new Credit Union Account or into an existing account.

Availability

Thursday
Morning, Afternoon or Evening

Location

Sommerstown Community Centre,

150 Ossulston Street, London NW1 1EE