Above and Beyond offers opportunities and activities to engage and support young people and communities.
All our activities are designed to enable young people to grow and become positive, caring citizens. We aim to support young people aged 8 to 19 (25).
We also support communities to become positive, more active places to live.
Above and Beyond also offers adults and organisations training to enhance and develop their work with young people and communities.
We also offer project management and consultancy services to organisations looking for solutions to community issues, project challenges and problems.
Our Story, Beliefs and Values - Above and Beyond was established by two professionally qualified Youth and Community Workers, Andrew Lake and Colin Laws who are now the current Directors. They wanted to establish a non-profit making organisation committed to positively developing young people and the communities they live in.
Everyone at Above and Beyond works to a clear set of values and beliefs:
We will endeavour to go Above and Beyond for young people and their communities to enable them to learn, gain skills and knowledge.
We want every young person to maximise their potential both has individuals and members of a community.We will be non-judgemental in our approach.
We will listen, care and support everyone we work with.
We will treat everyone equally whilst respecting and valuing difference.
We believe the young people's voices are important to listen too - we will therefore help and support them to give their opinions and thoughts about the things that affect them.
We believe, a professional relationship between a Youth Worker and young person is critical in creating positive change.
We believe carers, parents and communities are potentially important agents of change.
We believe communities can address many of their own problems with support and encouragement.
We believe that all young people should have access to youth work support whenever they need it.
Above and Beyond will work hard to establish good youth provision within communities that need it.
- Community inclusion and day services, Inclusive activities, Leisure and recreation, Outdoor activities
- Blaby, Charnwood, Harborough, Hinckley and Bosworth, Melton, North West Leicestershire, Oadby and Wigston