The JAGS Foundation and The Challenge are joining forces to bring a great community event to the people of Croydon this Saturday September 14, while raising much-needed funds to support the work of a locally based youth organisation.
JAGS Foundation is a small not-for-profit organisation based in Croydon, with the motto “keeping hope alive in young people”, that was formed by Tracey Ford after the fatal shooting of her 17-year-old son, James Andre Godfrey Smartt-Ford (hence “JAGS”) in 2007.
The Challenge is a national programme under the National Citizen Service, working with 16- and 17-year-olds. The Challenge provides key stills to young people hoping to go into employment or attend university, learning new skills, making great friends and having an experience they’ll never forget, while JAGS provides support and guidance to vulnerable young people who are involved in or at risk of becoming involved in gang cultures, and acts as a resource for young people to get into education, employment and training.
Both working with young people, the collaboration seems like a perfect match and the community event should certainly brighten up a possibly rainy Saturday this weekend in Croydon North End.
Any donations of unwanted gifts, candles, face paints or props would be very appreciated for the event day.
Please call 0203 176 6137 or 0775 631 378 if you could help in any way.
The event will be held in Croydon North End from 11am to 3pm. Look out for a bunch of enthusiastic and smiley teenagers with a JAGS Logo.
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