AFC Fylde Community Foundation are pleased to announce the start of our Champions Project, funded by Lancashire Violence Reduction Network.
The Champions project has helped over 400 local young people reach their potential since 2020, and we are proud to get involved and support our community in the Fylde borough.
On the project, young people will learn how to develop their self-esteem, all whilst being mentored.
Daisy Sheridan, Champions Project Co-ordinator, said: “The Champions Project is an exciting personal development programme in Lancashire which aims to support young people in achieving their potential. The project provides young people with one-to-one support with a mentor who works with them to set achievable targets and assists them each step of the way.
“The programme was set up and funded by Lancashire Violence Reduction Network and is part of the wider work that they do around preventing serious violence in Lancashire by understanding and addressing its root causes.
The project supports young people aged 10-25 with experience, or at risk, of offending behaviour. Not only do our Champions mentors offer mentoring support, but they also signpost young people to activities in the Community via the Foundation and support into activities provided by another local organisation. The whole project is focused around understanding the young personal and as participation is voluntary, it relies on a positive approach from the mentor, the young person and others involved in their support network.”
For more information on the Champions Project, please contact Daisy.Sheridan@afcfylde.co.uk!