Youth creatives is a subsidiary of Save Our boys and Girls CIC, Umbrella organisation. YC, is a social enterprise (CiC) not-for-profit Organisation. SOBAG was set up in February of 2018 and Youth Creatives was set up in September 2020. We fund raise money to cover our operational costs to provide young people with FREE creative opportunities, qualifications, master classes and work experience . We are youth led organisation, listening to our youth for feedback and ideas is paramount. We provide and create opportunities for young people up to the age of 25 on targeted programmes. We inspire, engage, change and support, young people and adults to help pursue positive lifestyles and paths through the creative arts industry whilst developing new skills to sustain a healthy and positive lifestyle, We have a focus on mental health and support through Covid-19.
Are you a beginner, expert, or somewhere in between? Not to worry! We offer a variety of high-quality courses designed to prepare you for your next step. We offer placement tests to help match you to your skill level.
Our programmes, workshops and events can run anywhere from 1 to 6 hours hours a day, up to 5 days a week, including weekends. Each programme will include 2 members of YC staff and a young YC ambassador.
We provide all resources and equipment and can provide up to 20 spaces per programme.
Commitment to Excellence
Our mission is to embrace the pursuit of excellence both inside and outside the classroom. We encourage critical thinking throughout the learning process. We also provide high quality (contract compliant) paperwork and provide detailed feedback including:
All of our staff have been appropriately screened and vetted and all hold and up to date enhanced DBS. All staff have passed our policies and procedures checks. SOBAG staff will where ID Badges at all times.
Who are the team?
We are a collection of solution focused, non-blaming, passionate, experienced professionals with backgrounds in Music, Radio, TV, Film production, Dance, Sports, The public sector, Charities, Global accountancy businesses, Recruitment, training and employment, Welfare to work, Domestic Violence, Gang awareness and county lines, Psychology and Mental health, early years intervention and behaviours and ex-offender rehabilitation.
FOUNDER, DIRECTOR, TUTOR, MENTOR. GEMMA FOX MUSIC & FEMPOWERMENT
Founder of Save our Boys and Girls a multi-award winning and highly acclaimed UK Urban Music Artist, who has been in the Music & Performance industry since 2001. Gemma is an advocate and Ambassador for Female Empowerment and Domestic Violence, Gemma works tirelessly campaigning for various other charities. Gemma has managed contracts for Serco, Catch 22, Nacro, City Gateway, SLB CFBT and the route to work programme in conjunction with Catch 22 funded by HSBC. With many years experience managing ESF and SFA GLA (corporate funded contracts) won Gemma an award for ESF most outstanding tutor / mentor and employer in 2011. An experienced Youth Engagement Officer and female Entrepreneur Gemma brings both skill and passion to the organisation. Gemma's passion to help young people is what drives the rest of the Save our Boys and Girls team.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, PRISON LEAD.
Kelly Ewers is an experienced business transformation, bid writer and service design expert, with specialist expertise in criminal justice, gender specific services, welfare services, public services and stakeholder engagement. I have led projects from concept and service design, through to solution architecture and bidding and then on too mobilisation. Most recent examples include the design of a rehabilitation industries model for HMP Berwyn, including being part of the winning bid team and transformation consultancy following the launch of the Transforming Rehabilitation agenda.
Kelly has led a number of new service design projects and complex mobilisation activities for new services, including developing a women’s strategy under the new transforming rehabilitation contracts, designing a health and wellbeing model, designing innovation pilots for the National Citizens Service, designing and leading the design & business transformation for a new professional services center, building supply chains and partnerships strategies and designing a rehabilitation methodology to support prison industries growth.
A key area of this work has included building robust partnerships with key stakeholders to consult and test service design approaches; she has built up an extensive network including links with Local Authority CEO’s, Community Safety Partnership Heads, the voluntary sector, key stakeholders such as MOPAC and key suppliers.
Kelly has also worked as a freelance consultant specialising in supporting solution and service deign, bid writing and production, fundraising, research and report writing, social research, stakeholder engagement and supporting the mobilisation of contracts.
Operationally she has held senior management roles and has a demonstrable track record in delivering high performing contracts, successfully managing teams, creating a cohesive culture and delivering transformational business plans.
Kelly has a first class honors in social policy and sociology, a masters in women and child abuse and is currently studying for a PhD in policing, crime and community safety. She is Prince 2 qualified and has experience in six sigma and agile methodologies.
Areas of Expertise;
DANCE TUTOR, GROUP MANAGER
MESSY JAM DANCE STUDIOS
Messy Jam is community based dance school that was formed in Barton, in September 2006 with just six dancers. Since then, the school has grown enormously in size, talent and enthusiasm. Children are accepted at the school, from 4yrs upwards, no experience is necessary. The only qualification needed is the passion to dance. The styles taught range from Street, commercial hip pop, lockin n popin, breakin and bashment. Of the dancers, all have an opportunity to perform at the various shows and events that the school are invited to, as well as performances hosted by the dance school.
More recently the children have embarked on musical theatre work and competition which they thoroughly enjoy.
The trophies and medals gained speak for themselves
Our performances stem from: “Got to dance, Britain’s Got Talent, Move it, World of Dance UK, Musical Theatre productions & Street Dance Competitions & weekenders
videos, live performances for music artist. We also support Charity events, school and community performances.
In the recent past all three crews MJ Krupt, BlackOut and Mayhem have won places to compete in the European Street Dance Championships
in Paris and Germany
TEN LETTER PR
Cat Park has been a key figure within the UK urban music scene for over a decade. Having managed the seminal UK television for urban music, Channel U/AKA for 8 years, Cat has played a key part in todays thriving music scene. Spotting talent at a very early stage of their career and giving them support, Cat was able to help promote the likes of Tinie Tempah, Chip, Wretch 32, N-Dubz, Skepta, Devlin and many more to a huge network, giving them their fist taste of TV support prior to their breakthrough in the mainstream and helping to build a fanbase.
Always taking a hands-on approach, Cat has applied herself in various roles that have seen her gather a broad spectrum of skills. From writing video treatments for music videos and co-producing TV shows for MTV Base, through to releasing records and promoting them herself, Cat has a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the music industry and the many elements within it. Cat’s experience led her to manage the independent record label, 360 Records for 3 years, overseeing and coordinating releases for Devlin as well as campaign managing Lethal Bizzle – POW 2011 and LOTM 3 release; both of which gained top 40 successes in the charts during 2011/2012 and became some of the first independent releases in the urban sector to find mainstream success.
At the end of 2012, Cat started her own company, Ten Letter PR. Using her experience and understanding, the company was designed to bridge the gap between the underground and the mainstream. Cat wanted to use her wealth of expertise, industry experience and extensive network of contacts to drive the underground forward and advise artists on how to manage their campaigns and successfully remain consistent whilst delivering their music.
In the first two years of starting Ten Letter, Cat had more than doubled her work force and employed 4 women within the industry.
The team successfully ran the ‘Young Kingz’ mixtape campaign for Krept & Konan, which became a Guinness World Record breaker and was the key catalyst for their signing to Virgin EMI. Ten Letter then went on to run the campaign for Jhene Aiko which saw her break in to the UK and become the fastest selling E.P in Roc Nation’s history.
Cat has since gone on to remain a key champion of the UK music scene and has become the go-to for urban music campaigns within the PR world. Covering radio, online, TV and press, she is able to offer a full service with a dedicated and passionate team and has played a role in the journeys of Mist, Bugzy Malone, Ocean Wisdom, Toddla T, The Late Cadet, Boy Better Know, Poundz and D Block Europe to name a few.
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