Fearless Youth Association was founded in 2016 by 12 young people to support other young people not in education by engaging them in training, skill development, and creative content, as well as keeping them away from things like gang violence and knife crime.
FYA offers many training courses from creative media, social media, radio skills, as well as safeguarding and crime prevention to give people the chance to build as many skills as possible to progress in the future as well as the opportunity to start or continue building a portfolio to demonstrate skills. Courses are online and free making them more accessible for people.
Projects are a huge part of what FYA do, with many current projects either happening or being prepared at the moment. Past projects include empowering women for international women’s day with a social media challenge, and providing food for those who need the help during Ramadan.
Current projects include My Black Identity, mental health research and training, Sounds of Lockdown, Community conversations, Modern Day Mullatos, and #FearlessAndLoud. These projects focus on promoting pride in your culture and community as well as building bonds with other local communities to create common ground and structure for social action in the future.