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Owls Community Programme in the spotlight

24 March 2022

Club News

Owls Community Programme in the spotlight

24 March 2022


The Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme’s PAC (Peer Action Collective) project has featured on both BBC Look North and BBC Radio Sheffield this week, where it highlighted the important work on issues facing youngsters.

The project (funded by Youth Endowment Fund, #iwill Fund and Co-op) aims to give 10 to 25-year-olds a voice and the chance to make their communities safer places.

SWFCCP's six peer researchers’ first major campaign was spreading awareness around abuse and violence, and in particular tackling knife crime, an ever-looming threat in the city.

BBC journalist Emma Glasbey said: "SWFCCP has recruited these youngsters to hold sessions talking about youth violence and is crucially asking young people for their feedback and ideas."

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By delivering these workshops, the PAC Project aims to inspire other young people to create initiatives of their own and help make the local community a safer place.

PAC coordinator Jacob Walkland said: "Thanks to the BBC for having us and helping us highlight the great work our peer researchers are doing. I think it's very powerful to have these voices and messages come from young people themselves and not always from the adults in charge.

“It's great to see the peer researchers talking so passionately and confidently about their work, outlining the importance of young people trying to tackle youth violence."

CLICK HERE to view the BBC Look North broadcast

CLICK HERE to listen to the BBC Radio Sheffield broadcast

For more information on the PAC project, please email: jacob.walkland@swfc.co.uk

 


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