Element Society: In profile

Element Society is the next volunteer host of the Teacake Club on Friday 6 March – here’s a quick profile of the Sheffield youth charity…

About Element Society

Element Society is a development and advocacy charity for young people based in Sheffield.  The charity delivers social action and enterprise programmes to young people and vulnerable adults.

Since 2013, the charity has empowered 2,000 young people to change their communities, raise their own aspirations and become role models to their peers.

Element Society’s objective is the advancement in life of young people by providing support and activities which develop their skills, capacities and capabilities to enable them to participate in society as mature and responsible individuals.

The charity’s aim is to recognise and develop the assets young people have, and the asset young people are to their communities.

Element Society designs and delivers informal learning, social action, and community capacity building activities to empower young people.

The charity’s principal area of work is the delivery of the National Citizen Service (NCS), a programme for 15 to 17-year-olds. Performance to date includes 38 NCS programmes over 1,900 young people, 125 social action projects, over 110,000 hours of young people volunteering at a calculated value of £630,000 to Sheffield.

Other areas of activity

Special Education NEEDs programmes – Learning Through Nature

NEETs – Enterprise and employability challenges, Training programmes, Action learning programme to develop a cookbook for NEETs by NEETs

Newly arrived communities – Language and British Values programme, Community Health education

Social Action Projects – over 30 social action projects per year. Recognised nationally.

Leadership – Various courses for young people. Over 200 participants in 2017.

Sector Training – Upskilling the sector to better work with young people

Advocacy – Element Youth Board, Open Mic Nights, Youth stages at festivals such as Migration Matters and Mel Fest.

All Element Society interventions are co-designed, co-created and supported by young people.

Get in touch

Email:              hello@elementsociety.co.uk

Tel:                  0114 2999 210

Address:          Element Society, Yorkshire House, 66 Leopold Street, S1 2GZ

Website: http://www.elementsociety.co.uk/