UK AP – supporting young people around the UK
28/08/2015 – The UK Alumni Programme (UK AP) forms part of the Fight for Peace Global Network and works closely with partner organisations from around the United Kingdom, providing training in our methodology and ongoing consultancy and tailored support.
Partner organisations are selected based on their potential to adapt Fight for Peace methodology to their own community and on their proven ability to work with young people in communities affected by crime and violence.
Participating organisations receive a 12 month support package which begins with a five day training programme staged at the Fight for Peace London Academy in Newham and includes 12 months of consultancy to support adaptation of Fight for Peace methodology and organisational strength and programme delivery.
On top of this, partners also gain access to Fight for Peace’s toolkit of resources and benefit from profile building through network membership and opportunities to collaborate with other organisations on the programme.
Commenting on the success of the programme, Pete Beeley, Fight for Peace International Global Alumni Trainer / Consultant explains:
“To date, the UK Alumni Programme has worked with 15 community based organisations and has seen some astonishing results. Organisations doing fantastic work in their own local areas around the UK have taken on board Fight for Peace methodology to add new elements to their programmes and help more and more young people reach their potential. In addition, these organisations have benefitted from the knowledge, ideas and expertise sharing across the network which is a hallmark of the programme”, said Pete.
Since the start of the programme in 2014, 100% of participating partner organisations have increased capacity and capability for delivering holistic support services and are more able to attract and retain vulnerable young people onto their programmes. Meanwhile, recent evaluations at the 8 organisations which participated in year 1 of the programme reveal that a majority of young members demonstrate positive concrete changes in their lives, such as exiting gangs/crime, engaging in education/training opportunities and/or entering employment.