2017 Programmes

LNK works with a broad range of young people from the age of 8 up to 18 as well as a great number of local businesses – forging the connection between young people and prospective employers. The charity aims to assist young people by developing their skills....

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How LNK started

I founded the campaign in July 2007 at the age of 14. The toll of teenagers being stabbed due to youth crime and gang culture made an impact on me and others around me. The campaign started with just a t-shirt in bold print to make a statement – which read ‘LIVES NOT KNIVES’.

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Aspire Higher Update – Jack Kew

This week has been really positive I had the chance to take some students to an Careers/Apprenticeships guidance event they both done really well and enjoyed the day, it was great for them to get the chance do some thing different. Some of the students are getting interviews for colleges and work experience opportunities, so we’ve

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Alisha’s Week – LNK Team

This week I have been looking at apprenticeship opportunities for our 16-18yr olds and encouraging them to make their applications to apprenticeship providers, to secure their places and enable them to start making applications to employers. I met with roughly half of the year 11s and completed a learning plan with each which included their

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CrowdFunding

I went to the Croydon Crowdfunding workshop today. It was a very informative event. I  learnt  a lot more about how the community can get together to support someone’s idea for the better of the community. There were a lot of tips which I and the team will be using to help use create a great

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LNK Build – Fundraiser

  LNK are organising a fundraiser in the shape of a 50k hike (approx 12 hours) over the South Downs on Friday 14 August We need to raise a minimum of £50,000 for start up costs for LNK Build…. On the 11th September 2015, LNK will be opening LNKBuild. LNKBuild is a training facility, concentrating on

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ND15 – Leading a Digital Nation

The 10th annual National Digital Conference (ND15), held on Thursday 25th June, brought together the UK’s digital leaders, innovators and inspirational speakers to identify, debate and brainstorm the key opportunities and networks to kick-start a new agenda for digital growth, transformation and social innovation over the next Parliament. The day drew upon a broad range

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Have your say about the Arts in Croydon!

Calling all young people: have your say about the arts in Croydon!   What’s great about Croydon? And what would you change? We want to know what makes Croydon a great place to get creative, from venues to cinemas and galleries to gigs. Whether you’re into music, theatre, dance, film or visual arts, if you’re

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Audrey & Joy win £1,000 for LNK

Our wonderful adventure with Lives Not Knives…  Our journey started with a simple school competition, at the start we didn’t take it seriously but after meeting our charity and practising our presentation, we were motivated to win, not for us but mostly for our charity. When we started, we had no idea on what to

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Eliza Rebeiro, Founder of Lives Not Knives

Eliza Rebeiro, Founder of Lives Not Knives Flicking through the ELLE Feminism issue, you will see our portfolio of inspiring women, indeed showing you ‘This Is What A Feminist Looks Like’. We reached out to empowered and empowering women all over the world to bring you the definitive #ELLEinspire 100 list. ‘A strong woman knows exactly

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