FOB brings together a cross-sector partnership to deliver a groundbreaking music, events, personal development and vocational learning programme, that provides a neutral environment for young people and the police to engage, break down barriers, challenge misconceptions, dispel negative stereotypes and build positive relationships together.
The Voice winner, Jermain Jackman, launched FOB at Boroughs United 2012, Hackney Empire. Since then, the project has engaged over 5,000 people, through public workshops and events. 24 young volunteers have participated in, and helped to develop, the FOB learning programme. Each of whom are currently in education, employment or training and many remain as Peer Mentors to the project.
FOB offers a range of partnership opportunities for organisations to participate and support, including:
Current delivery partners include: The Crib, Mill Co Project, British DJ & MC Academy and Metropolitan Police. With the support of Newham Borough Commander, Tony Nash, we're about to embark on a 12-week pilot in Newham, Hackney and Waltham Forest.
The pilot will seek to: