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What is a Focus Affiliate?


Gain Focus Affiliates

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What is a Focus Affiliate?


Gain Focus Affiliates

A Focus Affiliate is an organisation or person that can add value to the lives of 11-16 year olds. At Gain Focus we understand the powerful impact of community. We are also determined to help change young people's lives who, for whatever reason, are Currently Missing Education.

 

Become an Affiliate

In Greater Manchester there are a fantastic number of organisations that already add value to the youth of our community, and we are interested in speaking to every single one of them. Our intention is to create a network of Affiliates that young people, assigned to our purpose built programs, can access in an effective and productive manner.


The message is simple, help us, help them.
— Anton Peruga, Director

Think your organisation would like to partner with us? You can let us know by taking our quick, 30 second questionnaire below.

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Word Smith Awards


Word Smith Awards

Word Smith Awards


Word Smith Awards

About

Wordsmith is a community based organisation delivering performance poetry projects to school, youth providers and arts organisations.

Now in its fifth year, Wordsmith has established relationships with many aspiring Manchester secondary schools and academies and in the process inspired over 6000 students from year 7 to 11, helping young people to develop their passion for writing and performance and explore the possibility of the arts as a career with partner organisations such as Young Identity and Apples and Snakes, Contact and Z Arts.

Wordsmith believes that the arts can be creatively transformative, as well as educational and entertaining. Transformation, embedding self-confidence and encouraging self-expression through artistic endeavour and discipline are at the heart of a Wordsmith project.

Wordsmith offers a range of innovative services:

Inter-school poetry projects: incorporating schools across Manchester, culminating with a multi-arts showcase, a profile on our site and publication in a downloadable ethology.

School poetry projects: based on the a showcase/slam model that engages and energizes the whole school.

Poets in residence: available to compose new works on a regular basis based on school life, assist classes and individual students poetry or literature based poetic subject matter.