YCSA is a charitable organisation which provides young people from black, & minority ethnic backgrounds aged 12-25 & their families.
SEIN funding went towards costs if a 4-week summer programme for BME young people aged 12-18, offering a range of activities including arts, crafts, music, film-making & photography, games, cookery & sport.
“We were successful in reaching young people from a range of ethnic backgrounds: predominantly Pakistani and Romanian/Slovakian Roma but also Iranian, and African origins. A few of the young people had very limited English but activities had been designed to be inclusive and not require significant English, and this worked well. The young people were very welcoming to each other, and fed back on how pleased they were to make new friends from different backgrounds.”