Thursday, 27 September 2012 00:00

A note from our CEO

 I hope you thoroughly enjoyed the Olympic and Paralympic Games. What I found the most encouraging was the ability of the Games to galvanize a sense of community between people from different backgrounds. In our own way, this is exactly what we are trying to do with our programmes The Challenge and The Challenge Society.

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This month young people have been working on a number of social action projects. This part of The Challenge programme is called Real Challenge Action (RCA) as young people implement, within their local community, projects they planned during the summer.

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Thursday, 27 September 2012 00:00

Case study: Our Place Community Hub

On Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th September, young people joined forces with volunteers and service users of Our Place Community Hub in Sutton Coldfield to transform an outdoor area of tarmac into a spectacular community garden as part of a Real Challenge Action project.

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Earlier this year, we received funding from Heathrow Community Fund (part of BAA Communities Trust) to enable young people from Hillingdon, Ealing and Hounslow to take part in our programmes. In addition to funding, staff have also played a number of active roles in our summer programme.

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Thursday, 27 September 2012 00:00

Three Peaks Challenge

Money raised will be donated to The Challenge Society to enable graduates and their friends to stay involved in social action projects similar to those highlighted in this newsletter.

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DEDICATED volunteers have been getting their hands dirty to prove not all teenagers are troublemakers.

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Wednesday, 19 September 2012 00:00

Croydon teens arrange tea party of the elderly

Teenagers working through a charity dedicated to supporting the elderly have hosted a tea party for older people in the community.

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Wednesday, 19 September 2012 00:00

Teens help repair iconic Kingston mosaic

The 15 youngsters, from The Challenge Society, visited the Kingston Environment Centre to bring the ruined mosaic back to life after it fell into disrepair.

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TEENAGERS from a city volunteer project gave up their time at the weekend to help at the Coventry soup kitchen.

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