MK Melting Pot: Black Minority Ethnic Support Project

Thu 10 Dec 2020 - posted by Melanie Hyde

MK Melting Pot poster advertising workshops for black ethnic minorities starting in December 2020MK Melting Pot’s online programme will look at supporting Black Minority Ethnic (BME) families to address challenges in the home and prevent young people from engaging in gang activity.

Our aim is to provide knowledge and support for African and Caribbean parents, and young people between 10-17 years who are at risk of getting involved in crime.  

Over six weeks commencing Saturday 12th December between 4-6pm (time is subject to change), the structured programme of online talks, interactive workshops and Q&A sessions will help families recognise early behavioural issues, provide practical knowledge to help strengthen parents’ skills and information on how to overcome barriers and challenges. Some of the sessions will be suitable for parents and young people to attend together but the programme will also contain sessions specifically targeted to the young people, to ensure all attendees get the most out of the programme.

Topics we will cover include understanding UK culture and laws, child development and identity, mental health, parenting in a single parent household, etc. We will hear from a variety of individuals including specialists and young adults from our community with lived experience; the full programme and running order is being finalised and will be circulated shortly.

Join us in helping to prevent damaging behaviours, address challenges in the home and empower parents and young people towards a better and more fulfilling life.

MK Melting Pot.