One of the LIVES NOT KNIVES youth work activities are taking LNK roadshows to Croydon schools, to raise awareness to young people and teachers about the consequences of joining a gang and weapon carrying. 

LIVES NOT KNIVES has 6 trained mentors between the ages of 17-25.  Collectively they have experienced social exclusion, teen-pregnancy, they have been victims and perpetrators of crime, ex-gang members, lost close friends to violent crime, been brought up in care and many more life experiences. They have been working together to mentor young people in Croydon and it has become more evident with, each new project the importance of peer mentoring. 

During the LNK roadshows the pupils have been able to communicate and articulate their problems to the team, which in turn the LNK team have been able to report to the teaching staff.  The feed back from the teachers, has been hugely positive and the children have engaged wholeheartedly.  We are in the process of expanding these, working in Pupil Referall Units and colleges offering personal development and pre employability workshops; and have renamed LNKRoadshows to LNK Educate.


For more information or follow up lesson plans, please contact info@livesnotknives.org