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.
A partnership project between Maccabi GB and CST, 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.
Over the last five years Streetwise has reached over 23,000 young people each year, engaging them in informal education sessions based on the National Curriculum subjects of PSHE and RSE, supported by and in partnership with a number of national organisations and educational charities.
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.
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.
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 Streetwise Website or contact the Streetwise office on 020 8457 2331