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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BBC – 100 Women 2014

  Eliza Rebeiro, founder of Lives Not Knives, is one of the BBC’s 100 inspirational women of 2014! http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/Eliza-list-inspiring-women-world/story-24301026-detail/story.html

LNK hits Snowdon!

Monqiue, CEO of Lives Not Knives, met new supporters for whilst networking through Croydon Chamber. Who would have thought that a random request to fundraise with new found friends would lead to trekking up the highest mountain in Wales? 10 LNK supporters have willingly put their lives on the line to conquer the Watkin Path, one

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LNK Unit, Centrale Shopping Centre

  LNK Centrale (Upper Mall) is a fabulous 10,000sq ft unit located in Croydon’s premier shopping centre. Primarily used for work readiness programmes for unemployed young people (16-24) & NEETs, the space offers fantastic opportunities to hold events for young people. The light, spacious unit has already been used for music events, employability workshops, as

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Meet Jack Kew

Jack Kew, 18, volunteers at the LNK Unit, Centrale Shopping Centre. He currently works part time in retail and is studying Public Services. However, his ambition is to become a youth worker with LNK. In order for Jack to be a qualified youth worker, Jack would like to do an apprenticeship with LIVES NOT KNIVES.

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Build Croydon – London Technology Week

Build Croydon – MakeAthon Interaction between Technology companies and Primary/Secondary schools – bringing technology into the forefront through talks, demos, HTML, CSS, Code Club, Stop Motion Animation, Construction of a Computer, Creating a Website, Q&A and much more…. When: 16 June 2014 Times: 12:00 – 18:00 Theme: Technology showcase for young people Format: Showcase Venue:

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Mentoring and Befriending Foundation APS

We’re all very excited at Lives Not Knives today – we’ve just heard back from the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation (click for their site). Our Building Young Leaders mentoring programme has passed and is APS (Approved Provider Standard) approved. This means that our mentoring programme meets the quality standard as assessed by M+BF.