We’re delighted to announce that the National Foundation for Youth Music is supporting a two year programme to deliver 7 Making Tracks projects with NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) young people in Lambeth.
The projects will be run in partnership with the Prince’s Trust Fairbridge Programme, Kennington Centre. We expect to work with over 100 young people over the duration of the programme. The projects are designed to boost the self-confidence levels of the young people and to help them develop important transferable skills through the creation of high-quality original music.
The programme will include a series of live music performances by the young people to showcase their original music to the local community.
Youth Music was a key funder of the initial phase of Making Tracks, supporting 6 projects, over the course of which we were able to adapt and develop the programme with input from the young people taking part. Making Tracks incorporates an intensive project week and a series of follow-on sessions. Suitable progression routes are sourced for the young people on a bespoke basis. Previous Making Tracks participants have gone on to courses with Oval House, National Youth Theatre, Pathways SE11 and the Royal Academy of Music.
We’re very grateful to Youth Music for helping us to embed this vital creative development opportunity for marginalised young people in Lambeth over the next two years. It is our hope to gradually expand the Making Tracks programme and deliver in other areas of London and the UK, bringing the benefits of the projects to even more young people.
Making Tracks is currently also supported by the Lloyds Bank Foundation and the Wates Foundation – huge thanks to all three funders.
About Youth Music
Music-making is life-changing. Every year, Youth Music provides more than 100,000 young people with the opportunity to make music, helping them to overcome the challenges they face in their lives. Our music projects support young people to develop their creative and social skills, make positive contributions to their community and live happy, successful lives.
We know that many young people still need our help. Join us in our mission to give every child the chance to make music. Visit www.youthmusic.org.uk
Making Tracks in action: