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Our Vision

 

A world in which young people are able to reach their highest potential because they are safe, heard and empowered to express themselves authentically

Our mission

 

To provide safe spaces, programmes and opportunities that enable marginalised young people to unlock their full potential. 

 

We use poetry as a tool to give a voice to the voiceless; supporting young people's education, confidence, self esteem and mental wellbeing. 

Our Values

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Authenticity 

We believe that in order for young people to fulfill their potential, they should feel comfortable in their own skin. So, we bring our own authentic selves and demonstrate that there is strength in being vulnerable and true to who you are.

COMMUNITY

We provide safe spaces to bring people together from all walks of life; encouraging inclusivity, inter-generational connections and the sharing of perspectives.

 

 

 integrity

We lead by example, encouraging an honest and open dialogue with the young people we support; in the hope that their futures will be built on strong moral principles.

 

 

 

EMPATHY

The work we do with our young people can be deep and sometimes triggering. So we work with kindness and compassion, striving to bring light where there is darkness.

 

 EXCELLENCE

The young people we work with are full of untapped potential. We feel it is our duty to do all we can to help them unlock it and we work to the highest standards to achieve this.

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Give a voice to the voiceless

In society young people are often silenced and ridiculed for their views. We believe its critical that young people have a voice, so we create safe and friendly environments for young people to express themselves and feel valued in the community.

USE LIVED EXPERIENCE TO UNLOCK POTENTIAL

Our team  comes with lived experience of being marginalised and we use this understanding to inform the way we work. Our approach makes mainstream education more engaging, helps to improve behaviour and equips young people with skills that will serve them throughout their lives.

IMPROVE MENTAL WELLBEING

We provide programmes to educate young people on mental health and support them with holistic methods such as writing poetry, to help them face their issues in a safe and non-judgemental environment.

 

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WHAT WE DO

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850 services provided

We have held 565 events and 285 workshops, a total of 850 services for young people since 2015. 

30,000+ young people reached

We have reached 30,000 + young people in the UK and worldwide through our services since 2015.

 

SUPPORT POETIC UNITY 

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Want to support the work we do with young people in the community? 

 

Join our new Donation Membership today!

 

How to become a member?

  1. Click here: become a donation member.

  2. Enter the amount you would like to donate.

  3. Under the donation amount there is an option that says ‘Make this a monthly donation’ check that box.

  4. Click donate.

  5. Once you are set up, please email: info@poeticunity.org.uk with your name and the membership you have chosen.

 

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*Silver and Gold members can select their free merchandise during the third month of subscription. Free in person events that don’t happen this year due to Covid-19 can be carried over to the next year. 

 

Thank you to our partner Naylou Holistics for offering 10% off their services for all gold members: www.naylouholistics.com/offerings 

 

Thank you in advance for your donation.

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You can now support Poetic Unity by shopping at Amazon Smile! 

 

Purchase the same items as seen on the standard Amazon website with Amazon donating 0.5% of the net purchase on items you buy, for your chosen charity with no cost to you, when you shop at Amazon Smile! 

 

How to support Poetic Unity on Amazon Smile?

  1. Click here: Poetic Unity Amazon Smile

  2. Sign in with your Amazon account details.

  3. When you're signed in check the top left hand corner (When using a PC or laptop) and it should say 'Supporting: Poetic Unity'. When using a mobile device this will be at the bottom of the page.

  4. Shop for your desired items and 0.5% of your purchase will be donated to Poetic Unity at no cost to you. 

 

Please note donations will only be made to Poetic Unity when shopping at www.smile.amazon.co.uk. Donations do not apply on the standard Amazon website.  

 

Thank you in advance for your support.

THE POETIC RELIEF PROJECT

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Three charities partner and secure National Lottery support to deliver vital youth employment and mental health scheme

£360,000 of National Lottery funding has been awarded to Poetic Unity, Black Cultural Archives and Theatre Peckham. The three registered charities based in the heart of London have come together to form The Poetic Relief Project. The cash boost is from The National Lottery Community Fund, which distributes money thanks to National Lottery players, who raise £36 million each week for good causes throughout the UK. The partnership led by Poetic Unity aims to benefit thousands of young people across the UK who have seen their chances of employment and mental health suffer because of the pandemic.

Starting at the beginning of August 2021, The Poetic Relief Project will provide programmes and services to support young people's mental health, personal development, and community cohesion. The Poetic Relief Project will give rise to the Cultural Leaders youth employment scheme which will allow the three charities to train and give 12 young people jobs in the arts sector every year for the next three years, where they will learn the daily operations of each charity.

The Cultural Leaders youth employment scheme begins in September 2021, open to young people aged 18-30 years old to apply. Find out more about the Cultural Leaders youth employment scheme and the array of free programmes on offer to young people across the UK here.

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