Youth Project For Derby Teens
Capital FM caught up with local youth group Enthusiasm while they take on one of their biggest challengers to date.
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Enthusiasm, which has recently taken over the run-down Community Centre in Derby, works with 11-18 year olds who are most at risk of social exclusion, needs help in turning the Centre into a fully-operational facility.
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Work started on Thursday morning, with business from across the city helping out Project Manager Ian Hodgkinson. Hodgkinson has worked on programmes like DIY SOS so is used to building under pressure.
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The vision for the Centre is to give young people, who would not ordinarily get the chance, the best possible opportunity to learn and develop new skills as well as create a sense of community spirit and will also present the chance to open the doors to other organisations to provide learning opportunities to the wider community.
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Derby County Football Club are heavily involved with the project as part of their "Community Rams" banner, to commit to working with the charitable organisation.
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Some of the lads from Derby County also came down to the site , with the Rams Chief Exec Tom Glick, to get stuck in to some of the decorating,
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Teenagers from Colleges across the city also played their part, painting and decorating the outside sports courts.
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In total around 150 people volunteered or were part of getting the building up and running.
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Teams leaders told Capital that was three times the number of people they expected to help out and really proved community spirit is still alive and well in Derby.
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All of the work should be completed by 5pm tonight.