Local Charity Enterprise For Troubled Young Adults In Nottingham
September 20, 2010 3:40 pm - Categorised in: Charity Services
A new enterprise with the aim of mentoring and supporting young people in Nottingham who are in danger of making poor choices in relation to drugs, alcohol, sex and education has been launched by ‘Vivant Mentoring Community Interest Company’.
The enterprise which has been established as a, not for profit ‘community interest company’ is the brainchild of Viv Oliver and Anthony Aduhene who together identified that certain groups of teenagers in Nottingham are becoming attracted by and drawn to involvement in gangs and are opting out of the education system. Often they have little parental support and few positive role models.
The Vivant Mentoring team work alongside such teenagers, often at the request of local schools for whom these teenagers present a problem and where the schools don’t have the time or resources to address the issues. The Vivant Mentoring team help on a one-to-one basis by listening to the teenagers and encouraging them to make improved choices about their lives. Over the last two months, the team has been working successfully with the Djanogaly City Academy which has been very impressed with the results with their students.
Vivant Mentoring Community Interest Company was set up by Simon Hale Partner and Charity solicitor.
He commented, “Community interest companies are quite rare but in this case the founders were keen the enterprise should operate for the benefit of the community rather than for the benefit of the owners of the company.”
Vivant Mentoring Community Interest Company can be contacted on 0115 913 4781.Back to News