The Leadership Academy is a brand new project for Watermill Lane, a neighbourhood in Enfield we have been working with for over 18 months. The project has been designed to develop the confidence and self esteem of a group of young people who live on the estate.
Over four day-long sessions the young people will build on one of the four core skills that make up the program. These skills are Team Work, Kindness, Confidence and Leadership.
We launched the project on Saturday 18th January by interviewing all the young people hoping to be part of the first academy. Then asked questions such as “What do you think leadership is? one young person replied, “Standing up to bullies and supporting your friends”. It is clear we are working with a very talented group of young people! As we move through the program we will provide regular updates as to how the young people are getting on.
For this project we will be partnering up with North London providers including Go Ape, Kentish Town City Farm and Tottenham Hotspurs Foundation, to give the young people the chance to broaden their horizons and aspirations through the project. This project is funded by BBC Children in Need and supported by Origin Housing.