The UK is fed up with the lack of attention given to solve the problem of UK Gang culture, but who is willing to stand for change The 2020 Change Foundation is, how you might ask?
From screening a remarkable documentary in Leicester Square Profiling the lives of 6 young men, whose existences has radically changed from a previous life of crime and have now been set on the right path. The 2020 Change Foundation wants to see this change in the rest of the youth in the UK by implementing its new initiative.
The founder Mr Duro Oye has worked persistently to get his message out were the government and the education system has failed his foundation plans to step in.
The Foundation has set up a program to make sure that; its vision for the youth in the UK is fulfilled. An exciting and innovative system to make this happen has been implemented. The program is dubbed STREETS 2 LIFE. This program will be engaging young people from the ages of 13 to 21 addressing them in prisons, schools and their local communities. Set to run in the following boroughs from August 2013: Tower Hamlets, Barking and Dagenham, Lambeth and Southwark The program STREETS 2 LIFE aims to help these individuals in areas of education, training, mentoring and mentality to give the youngsters a holistic view of their options instead of keeping them in the dark.
Duro Oye the founder of the foundation had come to a realisation that a lot of today’s youth need attention, role models and most importantly love. This inspired him to create the program S2L (Streets 2 life), this program spans over the period of a year and covers: mind set development, training, mentoring and education. All theses facets are put together to produce a well-rounded individual with the skills to thrive.