How we make Our Impact:
In the past 5 years we have:
Employed 260 14 -17yr olds
Delivered workshops to 13,564 teenagers
Engaged with over 120,000 people through social media
Engaged with 11,428 people in the community through peer-led interventions.
The Youth Speak. We Listen.
Together We Change!
A youth organisation on the mission to give all young people opportunity to shine and succeed in a happy and healthy life!
Young People Employed
Young People Educated
Urban Heard believes in every young person who walks through our door. We do not focus on their past but their future and will use the arts, mentoring and self-efficacy to support the young person to achieve in life and to make positive choices. Most importantly we don't do it to them but with them so to produce sustainable change.
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Using tried and tested behavioural techniques to harness the power of positive peer-pressure to change negative attitudes & behaviours, particularly around public health messages & Violence reduction.
A service that goes hand-in-hand with our peer-led behaviour change programme and research but also a stand alone service to engage and support young people in all locations. Either to promote a service or to simply engage through detached youth work.
At Urban Heard, we believe in the growth mindset, we give young people a voice and a platform to be heard. We will support young people when they are working with other professionals to ensure that they understand and have a voice to explain how they feel and what they want.
Specialist in using creative & engaging research techniques with all ages to gain a valuable insight into thoughts and attitudes of children and young people. Experts at engaging large numbers in tight timescales we can collect the raw data or contact analysis and reports to support with needs analysis, grant/bid applications or simply to evaluate your service.
Urban Heard has a very exciting youth club opening at Crabtree Hall, B37 5BU. This is an after school youth club until 7pm where young people can meet, play and enjoy being young in a safe environment. Our fully trained youth workers are there to support and steer the young people as well as ensure COVID guidelines are being followed. A free meal and access to a professional music studio will help to engage young people, as well as gaming, films and table tennis.
What Young People have to say:
"Working with Urban Heard was fun and not boring. The youth workers are not your usual boring youth workers they get us".
"I took part in Urban Heard's workshop which taught me loads of things I didn't already know about drugs and alcohol."
"Kem and Hira are the Best youth workers i've ever met. So down to earth and easy to talk too when you have a problem."
"Getting involved in a project has really helped my confidence. I am really quiet but on outreach I was going up to strangers to tell them about our project and it felt amazing."
"The Urban Heard team out of many other youth organisations have been the most helpful to my personal growth. Talking to us about the mistakes they made and preventing us from making the same mistakes. They are people I feel I can trust, to support me when no one else will."