Current Projects in Incubation
Proudtobeme enables churches to reach young women suffering from low self-esteem and those disadvantaged and socially marginalised in the community. Through tailor-made workshops, young women are empowered with the life skills they need to achieve their potential.
Proof Bakery helps churches to provide flexible and supportive job opportunities for refugees within their community. By setting up a bakery to sell and deliver artisanal bread subscriptions to local church collection points, churches can provide a sense of dignity, purpose and belonging for its bakers.
The Healthy Church Initiative helps churches to transforms nutritional health in Black – African Caribbean churches and communities by delivering a six-week health intervention which educates them and provides practical advice to inspire change.
Living Loss helps churches to support people experiencing the effects of bereavement or any other type of loss. Through weekly sessions, churches can support people dealing with a range of issues from death, abuse, unemployment, self-esteem or family issues.
BoxUpCrime aims to rebuild misguided dreams. The projects works with young people who need it the most, by using non-contact boxing sessions and bespoke mentoring programs in schools and within the communities. Over their 4 years of operation so far, they have established themselves as a leading voice in crime-reduction programmes in deprived areas of London.
The Bus Stop teams up with local churches to engage with young people who are in need of support. Their unique mobile space means they can travel to where young people are, and where the need is greatest. They have a specific focus on young people in areas of deprivation or rural isolation. Their converted bus comes with a youth worker and volunteers who train up local congregations in youth work. They run sessions on issues such as mental health and safe relationships, as well as providing a safe space for young people to drop in and chat.
The Giving Back project is a two-week work experience opportunity is for young people aged 16-24 who are considered by the government to be NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training). Academy 3-13 coordinates these projects in partnership with a local church, securing the referrals from the Job Centre and various training providers. All participants work together to help modernise a local community centre through painting, decorating, gardening, etc..
In recent years, they have established The Young Leaders Network, which is a weekly social and training session for young volunteers, aged 13-18. The project provides a safe space for young people to learn and to serve.