CPFC to support Action for Impact event

11th January, 2012

The Crystal Palace Supporters’ Trust welcomes the news that CPFC is to sponsor an event that will counter the negative public perception of young people, which was perhaps strengthened last year’s riots, by highlighting the positive contributions that they can make to their communities.

Action for Impact, which is being organised by local youth charity Business & Education London South (BELS), will showcase the diverse range of activities and support available to young people who are not in education, employment or training. It will focus on the creative work many young people can get involved in through community based activities tailored to enhance young people’s professional and personal development.

Youth service providers such as Croydon Youth Development Trust, Positive Arts and The Crystal Palace Education Centre will be on hand to showcase their services, which give young people the chance to gain practical experience of film, music, sport, communication and art activities.

Michael Manning Prior, BELS’ chief executive, said:  “The aftermath of the riots has seen a general negativity towards young people and BELS wants to counter this by highlighting the enthusiasm with which the young people of Croydon embrace the support services provided to help them.

“Most of the young people we work with have disapproved of the riots. Their main concern is to secure their futures through gainful employment,” he added.
Action for Impact will take place on 2 February 2012 at 2.00pm in The Players’ Lounge, Selhurst Park, South Norwood. The event is open to all those interested in or working with young people aged 16-19 and each attendee is encouraged to bring along three young people to share in the enjoyment.


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