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BANG HISTORY

BANG HISTORY

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BANG’s mission is to be a leading provider of services to young people aged 8-25 that will develop functional, life and work related skills through a range of creative and focused developmental programmes in order to enable them to achieve their life and career goals.

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Jennifer Ogole founds the charity BANG Edutainment following the death of her sister, Eunice, with a group of local young people in Brent There is massive community engagement from local DJs and local people

BANG’s first project, VINYLOGY DJ course, was delivered at Lisson Green estate and the Stonebridge Annex Youth Club DJ Spooney becomes a patron for BANG

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Life FM (later to be called BANG radio) starts as a community, media and training platform for local people An old betting shop on the Stone bridge Estate is refurbished to use as the radio station 15 adults and 15 young people trained to broadcast live on air for 28 days

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3 short term 28 day broadcasts are run by volunteers and local DJs
Main office is at the Stowe Club – Paddington

Worked in partnership with:
Paddington Development Trust
Brent Youth Service
Preston Manor School
Avenues Youth Project
College of North London
Brent Connexions
Brent Summer University
Hounslow Homes
Hackney Summer University
Neighbourhood Renewal Harlesden

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– Trained 50 young people from Alperton School
– Media partners for Not Another Drop campaign again gun crime
– 16 young people took part in music and DJ workshops to raise drug and alcohol awareness
– Trained 90 young people with Life FM in partnership with Brent Positive Activities for Young People (PAYP)
– 98 young people and adults were involved in radio broadcasting

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SW1 Radio is established in Victoria and is handed to the community to run after they are trained in media production and management

148 young people accessed the BANG’s Sexual Health Drop-in Service delivered at Bridge Park Complex

214 young people aged 13-19 took part in music and media production projects

60 female prisoners from Bullwood Hall HMP are trained, 11 received accreditation

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– 91 young people achieved accreditation in radio production

– BANG Delivered ‘New Life’ Award funded by Paddington Development Trust – 33 young people participated

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– 132 young people achieved accreditation in a range of radio programmes

– Community radio license is awarded from Ofcom

– Full-time broadcasting begins from the Stonebridge Precinct

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10 NEET (not in education, employment or training) young people progressed onto further education

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– 8 young people engaged in BANG Radio internships
– 4 progressed onto further employment

– Drop-in sessions are introduced and 145 young people are engaged
– 11 NEET young people were retained in education

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– 62 NEET young people progressed onto education.
– 28 NEET young people were retained in education

– 15 young people engaged on the Tutor Training Project
– 216 young people engaged in Drop-in Session training activities

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– My NW10 was launched and 15 young people engaged in radio production

– 59 NEET young people either remained in education after being considered at risk or re-entered education

– 25-30 young people engaged in event management sessions

– 15 young people created a video documentary on the importance of employment and training

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– Making Men Programme funded by the Mayor’s Office is officially launched
– BANG trained 77 mentors and matched 52 young men with a mentor

– 30 young people take part in a radio production programme
– Strength 2 Strength is set up as an early intervention programme that supports 8-13 year olds at risk of exclusion, anti-social behaviour and even young offending.

– 3 main aims are identified: improved mental health, commitment ton education, family management

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– Big Lottery Funding is granted to fund Strength 2 Strength
– 76 beneficiaries, mainly male and of Afro-Caribbean heritage, were helped by the Strength 2 Strength programme
– 52% improved their peer relationships throughout the programme
– Strength 2 Strength changes its name to No Limitz
– 94% of parents felt there had been an improvement in the emotional wellbeing of their child
– 56% of young people experienced reduced anxiety after taking part in the programme

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Mentioned by the Young Foundation for our partnership with them in initiatives to inspire children

BANG has helped over 5,000 beneficiaries since 1999

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– 50% of participants improved their commitment to education

– 56 young people experienced progress in dealing with difficult situations at school

– 66 participants took part in the programme

– 55 young people experienced an increase in self-belief

– The HUB project is created as a component of NoLimitz

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2017

– 53 different children in total have benefited from The HUB project this year and 47 of them were from disadvantaged backgrounds

– 79% of participants reported that they were likely to continue attending local sports sessions
– 84% said they felt more sociable after taking part in the programme

– Healthy Starts, previously Sportivate, a programme created to reduce obesity levels, engaged 34 young people

– 80% of participants said that Healthy Starts helped them increase their confidence

2018 and Beyond

– BANG will continue using our expertise and knowledge to devise and deliver impactful programmes for young people.

– Support us by:

– 1. Giving your time and skills as a volunteer or intern

– 2. Making a donation towards our work – visit our website www.wearebang.com to make a donation.

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Achievements recognised in the Brentilburn Times

BANG's achievements published in The Voice

Acknowledgements

BANG would like to thank all our partners,funders, staff, interns and volunteers

BANG Edutainment is a charity delivering projects for young people aged 8-25, designed to build their motivation and skills, who are living or going to school in Brent.

Charity reg: 1086541

Contact

+44 020 8963 9560

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