A lot of changes occur during late adolescence and young adulthood (aged 16-25), and we are here to help young adults navigate this challenging period.
We deliver currently sports, mentoring and employment programmes which enable young adults to learn, develop, deal with challenges and fulfil their potential.
We deliver a female-only fitness project, led by qualified female instructors. The project comprises a mixture of HIIT, boxercise and circuit-based workouts and is supplemented by interactive, evidence-based nutrition workshops led by City Dietitians.
The content of these workshops includes nutrition in the workplace, nutrition during periods, nutrition for optimal athletic performance and nutrition during times of stress.
Our under 23s session uses football and social education to enable young men from BAME backgrounds to overcome social isolation, gang activity and inactivity. The session also provides a platform where the Police and BAME young adults engage in positive discussions, particularly crucial given the current Black Lives Matter Movement.
Such dialogue equips our beneficiaries with the confidence to resolve conflicting viewpoints in a positive manner and facilitates the development of mutual trust and empathy between the Police and young adults.
Our participants have the option of joining our award-winning mentoring programme. Participants are assigned a mentor, from the Salaam Peace team and wider network, based on matching interests, personalities and demography.
Our mentoring programme is tailored around the needs and wants of our mentees, consisting of informal conversation, formal meetings, insight days and larger interactive workshops.
We provide mentees with positive, relatable role models from the local community; aiming to raise aspirations and self-esteem.
Participants that demonstrate a positive attitude, have a thirst for learning and want to improve the lives of those around them, have the opportunity of joining our award-winning community champions pathway.
This pathway begins with 4-weeks of project participation and is followed by 6-weeks of volunteering with us. If all goes well, then paid employment opportunities with Salaam Peace and our partner networks are offered.
For more information, see our community champions pathway page.
I am thankful to what Salaam Peace has done for me during most of my years at college and university, as they offered me training and responsibilities to rapidly develop my key skills, qualities and experience which now made me stand out more compared to others in my field of work and successfully plan and deliver sessions for primary school ages to enjoy.
I started volunteering for Salaam Peace in February 2019, which built my confidence and leadership skills. Now I am a part-time member of staff at Salaam Peace and I lead girls’ sports projects, which gives me the opportunity to see different people from different backgrounds united through sport.
Salaam Peace has helped to make me the person I am today. I managed to get my grades through my secondary and college, enabling me to go university and study criminology, as well as completing the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver and Gold awards within two years.