Grow SkyWay – A new project for the young people of Hackney
By Justnara Zaman
Date: 28th September 2012
Time: 3.00 -6.00pm
SkyWay, a charity organisation which has supported young people aged 16-25 in Hackney will celebrate their 10th year anniversary by opening up their new project called Grow SkyWay. The day will be packed with a series of events such as; High Tea, art auction, video room and an exhibition of what the charity does and how it can benefit you and have free access to the beautiful garden.
SkyWay helps young people to realise their goals and live up to their potential through providing youth led programmes, projects and services.
One example is Jenkins Akinola. Akinola was a troubled youth and 2 years ago the charity turned his life around, and today he is attending University and even making his own film. Akinola says 'I would like to thank SkyWay for their support'.
In 2011 SkyWay helped 2,300 young people through opportunities in media, sport, health and other fields, and even today some of them work for SkyWay.
So what is the reason behind this success? Today research indicates crime is at its lowest in Hackney and other inner London boroughs and this is possibly due to more young people choosing to get involved and do something worthwhile for their community.
This is part of what SkyWay hopes to achieve this year; to reconnect young people with the community through gardening. If you are interested, please come along and feel free to bring friends and family. Places are limited, to confirm your attendance please RSVP to Anthony@skyway.uk.com.