SkyWay is a Shoreditch and Hackney based charity working with young people aged 8-25 who are 'at risk'. The organisation offers peer-mentoring, training and support for kids who might otherwise wind up unemployed, on the streets, involved with gangs or worse.
The charity runs daily activities for young people (sports sessions; education around drugs, alcohol and sexual health; workshops on finance; conflict management, etc.) run by trained peer workers. Those who attend are offered information about the peer training programme, which involves work experience and 'a safe, supported, structured opportunity to develop their skills and abilities'. Completing the virtuous circle, trained mentors then give back to SkyWay, mentoring others, further building their confidence and employability and spreading positivity to their peers.
But of course, to continue this good work, SkyWay needs money.
The quiz on Thursday 2 February at Trafik in Shoreditch will raise funds for the charity through quiz entrance fee (£10 per team of five), an auction of footie merchandise, possibly a raffle and definitely with buckets for your spare change. Be there from 7-9pm for brainteasers, good times and happy hour bar prices.
Visit www.skyway.uk.com to find out more or contact Akhil@skyway.uk.com. You can also make a donation online.