THE DIFFERENCE WE MAKE
Download our Visual Impact Report 1617
We work with young people to engage them through music and creativity; build confidence, self-belief and motivation; and empower them to reach their potential. We specialise in working with young people facing barriers in music, in learning and in life.
We develop young people’s musical and technical abilities and provide progression routes and opportunities for those who wish to pursue them.
We measure our impact according to authenticity, inclusivity, engagement, creativity, empowerment and sustainability. We aren’t interested in one-off projects that don’t have an ongoing impact. We want to make a significant difference to young people’s lives in Gloucestershire.
Our work leads to improvements in:
Creativity, self-belief, self-esteem and confidence
Which can be evidenced through wellbeing and educational outcomes:
Wellbeing – improved mental wellbeing, resilience and relationships, reduced negative behaviours
Education – increased self-efficacy (belief in ability to cope & succeed), motivation to learn, aspirations, school attendance
And this in itself leads to long-term social change:
improvements in employability, citizenship, and in some cases a reduced cost to society
Read all about it how we make a difference in our Visual Impact Report 16/17
Read more about the young people we work with and the difference we’ve made.
Beth, aka ‘Grove’ is a 20-year old vocalist from Gloucestershire who’s part of our Upsurge artist development programme. She thought she was destined to work in ‘dead-end jobs’ until someone gave her a ‘big break’. All that’s changed since she became involved with...
Video: This song was created and performed by two young women, who took part in our Music Minds programme in 2016. Jenny, aged 13, was in the 'top five' of students with challenging behaviour in her school. She would regularly argue with staff, and disrupt and...
Like many young people we work with, Richard (not his real name), a student in year 10, had always struggled with school. He didn’t fit in, had extremely low confidence, and had been bullied. Coming to the afterschool club at SoundSpace Studios, Cinderford, has transformed his attitude to himself, and his wellbeing.