‘Cause YOU Can empowers children and young people who live in London’s disadvantaged areas. We give them a voice and provide a platform for them to share their talents with their community.
We build our students’ confidence and character. We support them to develop the skills and attitude they need to become happier and well-balanced adults. We empower them by nurturing creativity, self-expression and leadership.
“We have noticed a ‘knock-on’ effect this term. The children are taking a more vocal part in their class activities and peer groups.” Rhian, Teacher, Granton Primary School
Creative Leadership Workshops
We use music, singing, creative writing, drama, poetry, dance, and film-making to develop social, communication, literacy, teamwork, leadership, media and life skills. Series of workshops culminate in public events, live performances or film screenings, led and co-produced by participants, so as to maximise empowerment and ownership.
“My son believes in himself now and has improved in his schoolwork.” Parent, Herbert Morrison Primary School
All our programmes are fun, inclusive and educational. After-school workshops are hosted by local schools, libraries and cinemas. They culminate in free public events that aid community cohesion, bring people together and facilitate youth integration. The creative process is led by the students who showcase abilities and hidden talents.
We proudly received the LONDON LEADERS Award from the London Sustainable Development Commission for our outstanding contribution to sustainable education.
‘Cause YOU Can offers vocational training, volunteering and paid work opportunities to young people aged 14 to 25 who have an interest in Performing arts and education. Apprentices learn to plan and facilitate the workshops, alongside our Lead instructors. They help to set up and produce the live events, and act as mentors for the children.
Our experienced educators train and offer support to youngsters from all walks of life. Flexible, yet robust, training is offered at no cost. Previous experience is not necessary. The programme is tailored to all learners’ needs, whether they are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET), or wish to fulfil their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.