There are a number of young people who hang around on the streets with nothing to do. Due to this the council have set up a youth club so the young people have a safe place to go. We have been commissioned by their local team to deliver DJ Projects over the last few years to engage with young people and teach them new skills. We have now delivered a number successful DJ projects since 2014.
The young people were challenging to get actively involved in the project. However, with dedication we were able to gain their trust and encourage them to have a go, which many of them loved and lead with them having a longer go and coming back for more in future weeks working towards their final event. This meant that with all the DJ skills they had picked up over the twelve weeks, they would put on their own event for their family and friends, which they would organise. The young people prepared their sets over the twelve weeks ready for their final event. They put on an excellent show and entertained their friends.
It is great to see new faces at the new projects as well as existing young people. We also have started DJ workshops at a girls group. They have currently re-booked our “silver package” ensuring we teach people of all ages, genders and abilities.