15th December 2014
Our first film is a four-minute glimpse into opportunities the that the Supporting Inclusion Programme (SIP) has offered to thousands of young people in some of the most deprived areas of England through the expansion of uniformed youth organisations in their neighbourhoods.
The facts and figures speak for themselves – more than 8000 young people have already joined over 600 new and revitalised groups set up under the programme, funded by a £10 million grant from the Department for Communities and Local Government.
But what about the individuals that SIP has reached? In this short film, we talk to 10 young people at the center of this groundbreaking programme and ask them just how their lives have changed since joining a SIP unit – some as recently as just six weeks before filming.
They tell us about the activities they’ve tried, the skills they’ve learned and the fun they’ve had – as well as their hopes for the future both in and out of their organisations.
Air Force Cadet Michael, Guide Sofi, Sea Cadet Jamie, Junior VPC Fahmid, SJA peer educator Jody, Army Cadet Megan, Girls’ Brigade member Aisha, Boys’ Brigade member Lucy, Fire Cadet Darren and Scout Niamh – you are all stars!
Thanks to all the young members who made this video possible (even if you’re just in the background!) and our network organisations who helped us make it.
You can watch and share our video below.