Treasure Oyelede talks about lives that have been turned around, away from crime, with the help of mentors and youth workers.Read the full story
Standing together we can make a difference
The Synergy Network is a growing coalition of churches, para-church groups, Christian agencies and organisations working to end serious youth violence in Britain and Ireland.
Support for you
Support for Church Leaders
Churches have excellent assets in the form of volunteers, who are often teachers, lawyers, medical professionals and those in positions of authority.
While many of these men and women carry out a variety of roles at their churches, their talents could also be used as mentors or buddies for young people in both the church and local communities.
Support for practitioners
The Synergy Network is a combined effort, which encourages collaboration and working together. We believe that the impact of combined skills and power will enable us to make an impact.
This Network is about successful partnership and we recognise that communications are key to any success.
Support for families and young people
It is often the case that many of those affected by Serious Youth Violence (SYV) have been in need of assistance with regard to their children.
Families who have lost loved ones or who have been affected by SYV are often left to pick up the pieces after such a tragedy.
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Stories of hope
Amani Simpson is an award-winning social entrepreneur, film maker and youth coach.
At the age of 21, he was stabbed 7 times after intervening in a robbery attempt.
After amassing over 2.8 million youtube views of his short film ‘AMANI’ (starring Hollywood actor, Joivan Wade) he now uses his short film and story to transform the lives of young people across the country.Read the full story
A report by the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) says black pupils are disproportionately being sent to pupil referral units (PRU) and alternative provision (AP). Read the full story in … ContinuedRead the full story
More than half of young people who had experienced, or were at risk of, youth violence could not get support during lockdown, according to a report by StreetDoctors, Redthread and … ContinuedRead the full story