Arc news: October 2014
Barking & Dagenham female leadership programme enters its second year!
Funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and London Borough of Barking & Dagenham MOPAC in 2013, Raised Voices is Arc's three-year female leadership/peer mentoring project working with over 50 young females aged 11 and over from schools and colleges throughout the Borough.
Devised and led by Arc's Education Director, Natalie Smith, Raised Voices is a powerful new issue-based resource tackling hard-hitting subjects affecting young women today, including body image, self-harm, sexual exploitation, domestic violence and female genital mutilation, whilst encouraging female empowerment and solidarity. The project follows on from Arc’s previous work with girls in the Borough, including Finding the Words (also funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation) and Girls Have Their Say (funded by the Home Office CAGGK).
Having launched their brand new booklet, film and touring resource in July and presented over 35 sessions to schools, youth centres and professional platforms in the Borough, our group of young women are now working on the next phase of the project - working towards their Arts Award Bronze training, developing leadership and communication skills, and gearing up to mentor a brand new intake of recruits from February 2015!
Watch this space for all the latest Raised Voices news - including how to join next February! To find out more about this and other programmes, contact Natalie Smith at Arc on 020 8595 8509 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download Raised Voices booklet (pdf, 1.3MB)
Watch the trailer of Finding the Words - the group's previous film project - original film by Grace Pluckrose-Oliver, edited trailer by Raised Voices participant Jennifer Moss: