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We are a non-profit youth charity based in Sheffield, delivering development, social action and enterprise programmes to young people and vulnerable adults. We aim to empower young people to make a positive change their communities, raise their aspirations and become role models to their peers.
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We have 3 core beliefs
With support and self belief, young people can achieve the unbelievable
As a youth charity we know that given the right tools, space and support, the unbelievable is achievable.
Some examples of young people achieving the unbelievable with Element Society include: prototyping gym bags, trading on market stalls, designing and running workshops, battling bullying and racism, tackling disabled access and so, so much more. What will strike you is that these accolades aren’t just by the traditional ‘high achievers’ but by everyone.
Providing young people with real power to take positive action in their community
We are constantly launching new projects to improve all aspects of society. Young people are at the heart of all of our new developments as a youth charity.
Some of our projects are designed by young people of Sheffield and South Yorkshire. Even more of our projects have young people progressing from participants to paid roles. All of our projects have young people involved at every stage – from concept and design, to delivery and evaluation.
Promoting young people to become positive role models for those around them
Recognising that peer role models are powerful assets in developing other young people is fundamental to many of our methods.
As such we provide space and opportunity to contribute to the charity in roles where they can be positive role models. This includes being a member of our Youth Board that shapes the strategy of the organisation and the direction of our projects. This is one of many ways we are setting standards of best practice as a youth charity.
If you share our vision and boundless ambition to make a positive impact on the world, please get in touch. Tell us about your ideas and your experience, whether you want to work with us on something you’re doing, or for us on something we’re doing.
Call us – 0114 2999 210
Email us – email@example.com