Giving children who live in deprived areas a voice: ‘Cause You Can facilitates a safe artistic platform for them to develop and share their creative talents.
We foster the skills and attitude children need to become well-balanced adults. We build confidence, resilience and character. We raise academic and life skills. We nurture self-expression, teamwork and leadership to empower our students.
“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 Courses
We use music, singing, creative writing, drama, poetry, dance, and filmmaking to teach social, communication, literacy, planning, teamwork, leadership, media and life skills.
“My son does believe in himself now. As a result, he’s improved in his schoolwork.” Parent, Herbert Morrison Primary School
All our interventions are fun and inclusive. After-school classes are hosted by schools, libraries or cinemas. They culminate in free public events that aid community cohesion and facilitate integration. The creative process is led by the students: they co-create their performances by choosing how they want to showcase newly developed talents.
‘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 classes, alongside our Lead instructors. They act as mentors for the youngest, and help to set up and produce the live events.
Our experienced educators train and offer support to youngsters from all walks of life. The programme is tailored to the learners’ needs, whether they are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET), or wish to fulfil their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.