Inspiring the next generation


Take The Lead - knife crime prevention

Our Take The Lead project was funded in 2018 by London Luton Airport, Police Community Fund and Luton Borough Council's Your Say Your Way.

The project for referred young people who are involved with, or vulnerable to gang related activity, knife crime and/or serious youth violence. The project consists of a hour long presentation by Directional director Jermaine Hall and TopGuard UK's Jason Lowe which includes a specifically made video with actor Aaron Fontaine and boxer Jordan Reynolds. Following the presentation, the group of 11-16 year olds participate in 12 weeks of a sporting activity (football, basketball, boxercise) and intense 1-1 sessions, all designed to educate, engage and empower young people on how they can take the lead of their own life and have a positive influence on their peers.

Open Sessions

We are currently running a free play session at Hart Hill Adventure Playground with a boxercise session 6.30pm-7.30pm every Wednesday for just £1!

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Relating to Role Models - mentoring

We provide a 1-1 or small group mentoring programme, designed for young people with behaviour, social inclusion or motivation issues.

The programme has proved very successful and highlights the need for some young people to build a good working relationship on a 1-1 basis with a positive role model. 

Inspirational Programmes

At Directional, we have designed various group projects which aim to inspire the participants.

More Than A Goal - 6 week football project designed for young people with an interest in football but lacking motivation in school. We engage the young people with football and highlight the importance of personal attributes such as respect and self discipline. Funded by BBC Children In Need, we have been able to offer this project to a number of high schools free of charge.

Choose to Succeed - 6 week project suitable for any young person needing inspiration. We engage the participants with interactive activities and encourage positive life choices.
For more information on any of the services we offer, please contact us on any of our social media or email us using the below contact section or at [email protected]