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We want to help 10 young Lambeth residents to create new lives that are free of the anxieties and repercussions that crime so often brings with it. We will help them find new ways of thinking that will lead to more positive and productive lives.
'Listening 2 Lambeth' is the project that will help to make that a reality for these 10 young people, together with your help.
By supporting this crowdfunding campaign, you will be involved in making a difference, in changing a life, that in turn will change many more.
The Reasons Why Foundation reduces re-offending by empowering young people to understand what has motivated them to offend and to explore alternatives. We are a team of carefully selected people, who are inspirational examples of change and who are fully committed to the core values that underpin our work. Our Core Values are: everyone matters, trust & respect, listening & learning, support & empathy and change is always possible.
The experience that informs our work goes back 28 years and we learn more every day. We know at The Reasons Why Foundation, that by listening to the people we support, we learn what it is that they need in order to make the necessary changes in their lives to overcome the multiple and diverse challenges that they face.
We do this because our team all understand that we are equal and although some of us have made choices that have caused negative impact to ourselves and others, this doesn't mean that we matter any less.
This matters to us because we see every day what a difference it makes in the lives of the people we support.
Our programme of support helps young people turn away from crime. This saves the UK tax payers in excess of £50,000 per year for every single person we support that doesn't return to crime, while helping to make our streets safer places for all of us
The cost of supporting one (1) person on to our programme is £1,725 for one (1) year. We want to offer 10 places initially, but have capacity for more.
If we do not reach £1,725 then the money will go towards establishing this project and we will fundraise elsewhere to meet the required total.
If we hit our target of £17,250 then 10 young people will be enrolled onto our programme and this will have a saving in excess of £500,000 to the UK tax payers. 10 lives will change forever and many more will benefit from these changes, family, friends, co-workers and community members.
That £1,725 will see one young person be enrolled onto our Listening 2 Lambeth Project, where they will learn to explore their own behavioural motivation and grasp new ways of thinking, while learning new employability and life skills. They will receive 2 weekly 1-2-1 sessions with their caseworker, 6 months of weekly 1 hour sessions with their trained mentor and access to our job brokering service which will help them to find them the right job that they can not only do, but enjoy and also keep.
If we raise more than our target, we will use every additional £1,725 to enroll an additional young person onto our programme.
Updates will be regularly issued to all people that have shown an interest in this work and those that have got involved.
We have a choice of rewards for you on this campaign or you can simply pledge without a reward, the choice is yours and you can rest assured that your generous pledge will help to change lives.
You can find our website by clicking here - The Reasons Why Foundation
You can follow us on Twitter by clicking here - @ReasonsWhyTeam
You can 'like' us on Facebook by clicking here - The Reasons Why Foundation FB Page
Please do follow us and also please do remember to share us with your friends and followers, the more people that hear about the great work we're doing, the more likely we are to raise more funds.
Thank you !
Select this reward if you just want to donate to the project without receiving a reward.
For £5 you will get a Social Shout Out on our Twitter and on our Facebook page.
Estimated delivery: 1 April 2015
For £45 you get a Social Shout Out, a mention on InSync Radio, inclusion on our ChangeMaker List + a video message from the RWF team and those people you're helping to support by funding this project.
Estimated delivery: 1 May 2015
For £100 you get all the above + an invitation to come climbing with us on one of our indoor climbing trips.
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Estimated delivery: 1 July 2015
For £1,725 (The LifeChanger) you get all the above plus with this donation you know that you have helped to Change a Life of one person that we can enroll onto our programme as a direct result of your generosity and action. You will receive monthly updates on their progress, a journey traveled summary and a personal thank you from your sponsee and their support worker. Plus you have the peace of mind, knowing that you have not only helped to change someone's life but you've done something positive to actually reduce crime.
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Estimated delivery: 1 December 2015