Run by rehabilitated ex-offenders and victims of crime, Cells focuses on educating young people on the consequences of crime, through educational programmes, intervention workshops and mentoring. They are based in Kirkby, Merseyside.
To date they have worked with over 165,000 children/young people – their primary age target is 10-17 years of age. The Cells team offers empathetic support from someone who has overcome issues the young people are facing.
Cells mentors and behavioural intervention team strive to reduce young people’s involvement with crime and anti-social behaviour, by challenging negative views and equipping them with skills to improve resilience to problems.
We are proud to support Cells’ ‘itsup2u’ initiative, the end element of the mentoring provision offered to young people. Once a young person has completed Cells’ mentoring programme, they are offered support and guidance to help them with their next steps, focusing on these aspects to reduce reoffending:
Cells door is always open should young people require further support. Visit cellsproject.com.