JOE MORRIS LEGACY
COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT CENTRE
Engaging, Enhancing, Empowering Young People and the Wider Community.
Enhance the length of life
Our purpose is to help young people stay alive and as such we have created a safe space where they can discover and develop some of their gifts and talents. Sadly, many have yet to identify their unique gifts or the talents which have the potential to make them stand out and be set apart. Our job at JOE is to help them engage and empower them to utilise the gifts and talents which they already posses, often disguised as raw materials.
Enhance the quality of life
Our aim is to help young people discover and develop the skillsets that will be necessary to help them live a life that is enriched and empowered. We believe that all young people regardless of age, race, gender, status or cultural background have the potential to lead an exceptional life. Our intention is to help young people realise their value and to make decisions that will enhance and not endanger their future.
Enhance the purpose of life
Our intention is to encourage and equip and young people to develop a sense of purpose, why they are here and why they do what they do. We understand that many have a short-sighted vision which can at times prevent them from seriously considering the impact and consequences of their actions. Our responsibility is to connect young people to a sense of purpose which is bigger and brighter than their current situation or circumstance.
Our aim is to assist young people in making the most of their lives through the medium of sports, music and personal development programs while encouraging a general cohesion amongst the wider community and creating an understanding that we can all be anything we want in life, and that this life is precious.
There is a rapid increase in the number of young people who have lost their lives to knife crime as well as those who have had their lives radically altered as a result of prison sentences, life changing injuries or the effects of trauma. There is also a steady escalation in the numbers of young people who are disengaged or disaffected within our communities. Many lack a sense of belonging and are searching for something that will clarify identity and corroborate their intention.
We will fulfil our mission through the methods listed below
leaving a LEGACY
Boxing is a game changer and for many vulnerable young men and women boxing is a life saver. Many successful, professional boxers have told the story of their lives being totally transformed through exposure to a local boxing club or to the boxing community.
We intend to engage young people from the community, in particular disadvantaged backgrounds, who are at risk of being lured into negative social groups or other destructive vices. We will do this by providing a space where boxing amateurs can discover their gifts and boxing professionals can develop their craft. The JOE MORRIS BOXING CLUB we will also provide opportunities, through classes and workshops, for the wider community to get involved in boxing as a hobby or a keep fit discipline.
With the rise of multiple success stories of singers and music artists from disenfranchised backgrounds, the music business has become a popular attraction to young people and a viable option when trying to find a path away from negativity to productivity. We are providing a hub for young people to engage and be empowered by participating in recording, production, engineering, lyric writing, video production and live performances, along with offering expert advice on how to run a successful business in today’s thriving music industry. We aim to combine the collective talents, and experiences of established artists and music managers, in order to create programs within an environment that will inspire, empower and develop the next generation of leaders in our community.
We believe that many young people are disempowered when it comes to making life altering choices because they lack the essential life skills that have the potential to be transferable in day to day situations. The ability to master communication, consistency, determination, empathy, patience, vision planning, team work, respect, dedication, commitment etc are all necessary to lead a wholistic, successful life. All of these skill sets can be taught and developed.
We will design and deliver personal development programmes that will introduce to some and reinforce in others of the importance of being and becoming a better person every day. We will also expose the participants to mentors and role models whose lives have been transformed through the application of the principles and processes of personal development.