Pop Recs Teenage Market will be ran by Washington Minds Young Peoples Project
Pop Recs Teen Market will be more than a market. Covid-19 has seen an increase in young people struggling with their mental health, so this is an ambitious, exciting and bold project co-produced with Washington Minds Young People Project to help young people affected by social isolation and to impact positively on young peoples mental health and connectedness. At Pop Recs we have a wonderfully diverse community who we encourage and support. We’ll nurture young entrepreneurial talent by having a Teenage Market. Integral to our market will be a live music stage where local musicians can book performance slots. We’ll have a music mentoring program encouraging new routes into work. We need money for the infrastructure costs to pay for our ambitious plans. We need to buy tables and benches, storage space, lighting and outdoor heating. We need the crowd to pay for the training and staff that will help us enable to develop local talent.
How we’ll get it done
Since developing our vision of Pop Recs Teenage Markets we’ve had an overwhelmingly positive response by our community. This will be an innovative project that has our community at it’s heart. We want to support and nurture our young people. Our aim is for activities and events that happen at Pop Recs Teenage Market to be broad, varied and exciting, and will clearly benefit our community. The market is a monthly opportunity for the community to gather in this community space. This will be a market that puts the offer of local, creative and innovative products produced by teenagers at a central theme. We want the market to work collectively, be innovative and continually in conversation with our community. Pop Recs also offers POP project, which is to provide practical, hands-on training, and mentoring opportunities to disadvantaged people who are keen about making a fresh start, so that they can develop life skills, and live with self-worth. We ask the community to support us.
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