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Education

Streetwise works nationally with Jewish schools and Community organisations, enhancing the personal safety and personal development of young Jewish people to support their physical, and emotional well being.

Streetwise, run in partnership with Maccabi GB and CST, is the educational arm of the Organisation.  Engaging over 22,000 young people each year, there isn’t another project within the Jewish Community which has the range of programmes and reach that Streetwise has.

Streetwise was first established in 2005 with the aim of offering young Jewish people a variety of personal development and personal safety programmes with the ethos of ‘Inspiring confidence inside and out’.

Since 2005, with the ongoing support of its parent organisations, Streetwise has grown and developed. At present it has offices in London and Manchester, covering the whole of Great Britain and delivers a broad educational curriculum in over 65 Jewish and non-Jewish primary and secondary schools, communal organisations, youth movements and through leadership programmes. 

Our Streetwise project, run in partnership with CST, is the educational arm of the Organisation.  Engaging over 22,000 young people each year, there isn’t another project within the Jewish Community which has the range of programmes and reach that Streetwise has.

Whilst continuing to work with over 65 Jewish and non-Jewish primary and secondary schools nationally, Streetwise created ‘Webwise’ a brand new campaign aimed ‘Inspiring Confidence Online’, bringing bespoke Internet Safety education to over 5,000 young people from the age of 4 to 18. A new programme on Body Image was developed for primary school students, as well as a new ‘employability workshop’ in partnership with Resource, for 6th formers. A new Personal Safety curriculum was developed and delivered to hundreds of young people in secondary schools, improving their confidence, street awareness and self-defence techniques.

A broad personal safety provision aims to teach young people street awareness, basic self-defence and Krav Maga techniques. 

Streetwise programmes fall into six areas of work: WebWise, Antisemitism & Discrimination, Anti-Bullying, Personal Safety, Relationships & Sex Education and Leadership. Through these topics, Streetwise continues to empower and advise young people in a safe and informal environment, giving them the skills, knowledge and confidence to make educated positive decisions.

Leadership by Streetwise is a unique Sports Leadership programme and is accredited by Sports Leaders UK. The four-year programme engaged 100 participants and their Bogrim (graduate leaders of the programme) on the course. 50% of Leadership participants were engaged as athletes or managers in International Maccabi Games.

Leadership participants receive qualifications and skills needed to lead sports sessions, coach teams and run sporting events, inspiring the Community through their passion for sport.   The programme comprises of two residential weekends, the first in November/December and the second in March.  The Residential Weekends are a fantastic opportunity for the participants to meet new people and make friends from all over the UK, learn about Israel and Judaism, enjoy a vibrant Shabbat atmosphere and have an amazing time away. 

The ‘Alan Senitt Community Leadership Programme’ engaged 80 young people from 8 schools of different faith, ethnic and cultural background. The programme teaches students leadership skills through in-school seminars; the interfaith environment is hugely enriching, and the aims of the programme are for the students to create a social action project, to benefit their local community. In its 9th year, the different schools developed inspiring community projects, with one school developing an e-safety campaign and delivering workshops to a local primary school and another creating a school-wide campaign for Alopecia UK, raising awareness about the charity and collecting over 400 hats.

For more information visit the Streetwise Website or contact the Streetwise office on 020 8457 2331

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Stand Up! Education Against Discrimination empowers young people in mainstream schools to learn about and act against discrimination, racism, antisemitism and anti-Muslim hatred, whilst developing their social responsibility in the community.

2017 saw the launch of ‘Stand Up! Education Against Discrimination’; this new initiative was initially presented during the Streetwise 10-year review, at the end of 2015, and aimed at bringing antisemitism education into mainstream schools. Stand Up! received funding from the Department for Communities & Local Government, and is run in partnership with Tell MAMA, Kick It Out and Galop; the programme aims to empower young people to learn about and act against discrimination, racism, antisemitism and anti-Muslim hatred, whilst developing their social responsibility in the community. In its first year, Stand Up! delivered sessions to 5,000 young people in 33 schools and was extremely well received from pupils, teachers and the Metropolitan Police Schools Liaison Officer amongst others.

Stand Up! is a DCLG funded interfaith programme, led by Streetwise and supported by Tell MAMA, Kick It Out and Galop.

For more information visit the Stand Up Website or contact the Stand Up office on 020 8457 2331