From 2011-15 T4P partnered with the British Council to develop their Active Citizens programme in Leeds.
Active Citizens connects and supports organisations and adults (especially young adults) involved in local initiatives that benefit their community. It aims to provide them with tools and assistance to develop their intercultural skills, to run social action projects in their local area, to gain an international perspective on community-led development, and to share ideas and practice.
We ran workshops, hosted learning cycles, coordinated visits (such as to Corrymeela in Belfast and international study visits in Palestine), and mentored young people setting up new social action projects. It was a rich time of working with lots of partners, including: Oblong, CYDC, Uhuru, Social Arts, REEMAP, RETAS, Chapeltown Neighbourhood Police, City of Sanctuary, Get Away Girls, Yorkshire Cricket, Positive Futures, the Lazor Centre Armley, n:fuse, Peace Studies Bradford, West Bowling Youth Project, Women of Peace, Peace Jam, Chapeltown Development Trust, Hamara, South Leeds Academy, Lady Pit Lane Gurdwara, Hardy Street Masjid, Churches Together in Beeston, the Mayor and many more.