Darren Way

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Darren Way

Fellow’s Profile

Darren Way

Youth motivation projects

Fellowship

Themes

Focus

Applying new approaches to youth work, community safety and teenage gang problems

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Fellowship year

2000

Locality

London

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Biography

I am the Founder and Lead Consultant at my charity Streets of Growth, based in east London. We specialise in intervention approaches that re-engage young adults aged 15-25 years who, for a multitude of reasons, have become stuck and are caught up in harm's way in their neighbourhoods. For my Fellowship in 2000 I researched in the USA, studying gang intervention and prevention, and social enterprise models that are led with and by young communities. The purpose of my research was to give myself the time and space to put myself up against some of the best international practitioners in this field and to learn and share insights that I could bring back to the UK to transform current policy and practice here. I grew up on one of the UK's most socially deprived council estate wards myself and saw at first hand how young people can be drawn into dangerous lifestyles due to poverty and being misguided and exploited. I became involved in this work because I wanted to play a role in helping the next generation break the cycle. On my return, I founded my award-winning charity Streets of Growth, which celebrated its 20th anniversary as field leaders in 2021.

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November 2023 Fellow's update: Darren Way

At Rotary Stratford's 5th Annual East London Community Heroes Awards, charity Streets of Growth won Community Group of the Year. Darren Way (CF 2000), is a co-founder of this youth intervention charity. Picture above from the award ceremony: Darren is in the suit with a blue tie, third from the right.

By Darren Way, 2023

editorial

August 2021 Fellows' update: Darren Way

Charity founder Darren Way (CF 2000) was interviewed by online magazine The Psychologist for an article published on 11 August. Darren discussed the impact of performing magic tricks in gang prevention and prisoner rehabilitation, and the work he is delivering through his charity Streets of Growth.

By Darren Way, 2021

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All Reports are copyright © the author. The moral right of the author has been asserted. The views and opinions expressed by any Fellow are those of the Fellow and not of the Churchill Fellowship or its partners, which have no responsibility or liability for any part of them.

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editorial

November 2023 Fellow's update: Darren Way

At Rotary Stratford's 5th Annual East London Community Heroes Awards, charity Streets of Growth won Community Group of the Year. Darren Way (CF 2000), is a co-founder of this youth intervention charity. Picture above from the award ceremony: Darren is in the suit with a blue tie, third from the right.

By Darren Way, 2023

editorial

August 2021 Fellows' update: Darren Way

Charity founder Darren Way (CF 2000) was interviewed by online magazine The Psychologist for an article published on 11 August. Darren discussed the impact of performing magic tricks in gang prevention and prisoner rehabilitation, and the work he is delivering through his charity Streets of Growth.

By Darren Way, 2021

Disclaimer

All Reports are copyright © the author. The moral right of the author has been asserted. The views and opinions expressed by any Fellow are those of the Fellow and not of the Churchill Fellowship or its partners, which have no responsibility or liability for any part of them.

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