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Engagement

Centrepoint’s Engagement team uses an innovative and empowering approach which blends practical, artistic and sports skills with important life skills.

What we do is proven to transform young lives positively; engaging, inspiring, motivating and giving our young people the tools and confidence they need to move their lives forwards.

BUILDING CONFIDENCE

Just like you, we’re passionate about enabling and empowering young people to positively transform their lives. That's why all our Engagement activity uses an innovative approach that blends practical, artistic and sports skills with important life skills. Our approach is proven to transform young lives positively, giving them the tools and confidence they need to move their lives forwards, often directly into training, education or employment opportunities.

What we offer

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Art

This brand new weekly offer is delivered in collaboration with and inspirational creatives and high-profile industry partners, like the Saatchi Gallery. Young people will create work that elevates their stories and ideas. The programme has three strands: ‘Cinema & Storytelling’ at Dean Street, Soho; ‘Spoken Word & Rap’ at Roundhouse, Camden; and ‘Mixed Media Art’ at Saatchi Gallery, Sloane Square. 

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Sport

Our amazing staff team has experience in engaging even the hardest to reach young people, and we harness the inspiring power of sport through partnerships with the likes of The FA, Arsenal, Chelsea, Bradford City and Barnsley. We want to make sure every young person at Centrepoint, whatever their background, experience or skill level has a chance to take part in our weekly programmes.

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Cooking

Food and cooking brings people together, and encourages them to try new things. It requires
structure and patience, whist also finding time for passion and creativity. We run weekly activity where young people learn practical cooking skills alongside important life skills such as budgeting and planning. It’s all delivered in a fun and sociable environment where young people are able to cook the food they like, before enjoying it together with everyone at the end of the session.

One of our outdoor sports activities, a street football session.

Talisha's story

I got involved in the sports programme by joining Centrepoint with the housing. They had a programme with Arsenal and it was helping basically to get back on track. It was an eight-week workshop to build friendship and knowledge around football. It made me view things in a lot of different ways. It made me open up as a person, it made me a lot happier.

Want to know more?

Whether you come along to an open session, visit a training centre or get involved with our Street Football Team, each programme supports young people to develop important life skills, such as resilience, relationship-building, and communication, so you can grow your interests and passions.