Active Horizons is a leading BAME youth organisation with a vision to significantly raise the voice and engagement of local Black, migrant and refugee Communities. Founded by Yeukai Taruvinga, herself originally a young unaccompanied refugee, Active Horizons works with 400 young people each year to provide the training, tools and confidence to enable them to raise their voice and challenge the injustices that affect them in their day to day life (schools, health services, employment). Active Horizons runs capacity building programmes to empower local young BAME residents to effect positive change.
The project provided timely support to young people in crime and those who are severely at risk of entering the criminal justice system by providing advice, guidance, mentoring and educational support so they do not become homeless and without career prospects.
Young people in the justice system have been through a lot of challenges which has resulted in the circumstances they are in. Active Horizons has been a pillar that has been enabling them to transition successfully from that difficult place they are in, to a much more sustainable position. Over the past 2 years Active Horizons have been providing support to mainly young boys who have fallen into the wrong side of life. With this experience, we have witnessed that majority of them end up becoming homeless and without appropriate accommodation that will help them navigate back into society.