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Fearless Youth Association

Fearless Youth Association is a young people led organisation that is a highly effective in attracting, engaging and supporting young people turn their lives around. 

Formally known as Ransom Social formed in 2016 by 12 young people who were either unemployed or between education, RS latter changed the name to Fearless Youth Association (FYA) as a lot of people associated it with one of the street in Nottingham, FYA focuses on giving youth the opportunity to engage in learning and personal development opportunities while keeping out of trouble. Since the establishment of the group, 3 of the founder members have joined university, 4 have joined college and 2 have found employment. FYA has become a highly effective group in attracting and engaging young people seeking to turn their lives around.

In addition to the support by these 12-young people, FYA has recruited more new members and developed sound partnerships thereby supporting over 18 young people to engage with training, skills development, music and digital contents production and organising managing events. This year, we aim to support young refugees/asylum seekers, especially those with limited English language and networks of friendships to integrate, increase their self- confidence, break down language barriers.

We support young people with counselling, music therapy, housing, employment skills development and community engagement. Our drop-in studios along Alfreton Road open daily from 10am - 9pm, and we have a weekly meeting every Friday 5pm - 7pm to support one another including opportunities for individual assessment to determine what support is needed for that individual.

Our early intervention and prevention approach helps tackles knife crime and unemployment among young people by giving them opportunities through media and safe space through:

  • Commitment: Inspiring pro-social friendships, strong interpersonal skills, and instil a sense of hope in the future.
  • Resilience: Empowering youth in positive choices, critical thinking skills and establishing and following through with commitments.
  • Possibility: Expanding the perspective of young people to make them aware of life's possibilities and opportunities
  • Support: Support young people within caring and inclusive environment to enhance their learning and self-development.
  • Framework: Provide safe physical and online space to provide continued healthy engagement.

FYA have recently launched a radio station tackling knife crime among knife crime. They are offering free digital media training courses in

  • Photoshop
  • Photography and Photo editing
  • Video Recording and editing
  • Radio Presentation and Interviewing skills
  • Music Enginnering
  • Social Media.

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