The Association over the years has initiated a number of projects, specifically with young people in mind. We were fortunate to receive funding for four years from the BBC Children in Need to run an exclusion project, which supported a number of children who had been excluded or were at risk of being excluded from mainstream education. Our education Assistant worked closely with school personnel, parents, Derby City Council Referral Unit and other community based organisations.
We also ran a supplementary Saturday school and, of course, we continue to run a four week summer scheme in the summer holidays and hold an annual youth conference in November, which young people help to organise and plan.
The annual two-day Caribbean carnival event also attracts a large number of young people who participate in the carnival costume workshops and the carnival procession.
Young people are vital for the very survival of the organisation and we want to see more young people come forward and even begin to serve on the Management Committee to help in preserving the organisation for future generations