Our community engagement programme aims to engage young people with needs led activities in the heart of Lambeth communities.
What we do
Our mentoring programme pairs young people aged 16 – 19 with BIGKID volunteer mentors for up to 12 months.
Our leadership programmes both in school and in the community aim to develop more confident young people who engage positively with the wider community.
I love volunteering with BIGKID. I really like the kids even though they are stubborn and strong headed.
My attitude has got so much better and I feel like I can do anything I put my head to now.
I've managed to conquer some of my fears and I feel like I'm a better leader now.
What they say
We are an award winning charity committed to seeing no young person lose their life or potential to youth violence
For over 15 years BIGKID has gone in to areas where young people are struggling with the pressures of gangs, crime and deprivation. We engage with them on a personal level and assist them in making a positive step change in their life. This could mean stepping away from gangs, returning to education or simply regularly attending our programme. Our activities include weekly youth clubs, football training sessions, community and student leadership programme, multi-sport programme and a mentoring programme. For the last 10 years we have been running these programmes helping young people in Lambeth and beyond to develop leadership skills and become key stakeholders in their communities.
We would not be able to impact the lives of countless young people without the support, dedication and passion given by our amazing team.