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JRF Celebrates the new faces of community champions

In the last couple of months, the Jason Roberts Foundation has been delivering workshops and accredited training courses to its coaches, volunteers and young people with a passion to serve their community.

We sat down with the Foundation Project Manager, Kwame Kumaning to pick his thoughts; “The Foundation supports young people through workshops and accredited training course to develop vital skills they need for the world they live in. It is our duty to engage and explore the different pathways available to them in and out of the Foundation”.

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The Foundation development programme sits in line with its core values of SUPPORTING young people in challenging situations, CELEBRATING diversity in all its forms and showing RESPECT to the individual regardless of background or circumstance.

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Youth Coach Timi Salako, who recently completed the Level 1 Award in Using Sports to Tackle Youth Crime, said: “I thought I knew everything about engaging and working with young people, but this training course proved me wrong.

“I have really enjoyed the course, understanding the role of a leader in different communities, helped me to understand better the power of sports in challenging youth crime and engaging hard to reach young people.

“It’s been worthwhile and I have grown in confidence since completing the course. With the foundation, the aim is to now do more mentoring with the young people that attend our sports session and plan community activities.”

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The Foundation would like to thank our funders Comic Relief, and also support from our partners Active Communities Network and the Hyde Group.

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