Current and past projects

Here are some of our current and past projects.

Soft Touch and Leicester City Education Department’s Individual Learning Centre were awarded partnership funding from Youth Music to run two years of music making activities with excluded pupils.

Wasted was a project which worked with a group of students at risk of exclusion from school. They looked at issues around drugs and alcohol and how these related to juvenile crime – the group members were considered to be at risk of offending.

rokker is a magazine made by Gypsies and Travellers and settled young people. Users of the YMCA’s Education to Employment Project in Leicester and Hinckley designed images and wrote a bit about themselves. They thought up questions they wanted to ask young Gypsies and Travellers about their interests and lifestyles.

STRETCH was a three-year programme of arts activities to enable young people who were not engaging in mainstream youth or educational services to progress with personal, social and learning goals.

SoundXchange was a two-year music making programme for hard to reach young people funded through Youth Music. There were two elements – running drop-ins at Soft Touch and working with partners to increase their capacity to offer music making activities.

The Welcome Programme took place at Babington Community Technology College between April 2004 and April 2006 and addressed issues around integration and diversity.