What We Do

What We Do

We are a youth empowerment charity based in South London. The focus of our approach is to tackle complex youth issues through proactive and preventative methods.

Our model is centred around fighting social inequality and unlocking the potential in the lives of disadvantaged young people.

By addressing young people’s issues from the root at a younger age, we disrupt negative cycles at the earliest possible opportunity.

A Youth Empowerment Approach

A Youth Empowerment Approach

At Paradigm Project we focus on prevention. This doesn’t ring-fence an age but, more importantly, a stage in a young person’s journey. A proactive approach means we can impact a young person’s life at a critical phase by addressing their situation and then improving their access to resources and transforming their beliefs, values, and attitudes.

Key Social Indicators

At Paradigm Project, we have identified five key social indicators that help us support young people through difficult transition periods. These key social indicators are:

  • Relative Household Poverty
  • Exposure to Domestic Violence
  • Early Childhood Trauma
  • Identity and Masculinity
  • Lack of Education & Exclusion

As youth empowerment specialists, we focus on these key social indicators and use a nurturing approach that helps to support young people to develop confidence and become more independent.

By working with young people at an earlier age or stage in their development, we can disrupt potentially adverse pathways. This process allows young people to acquire the knowledge and skills they need to unlock their limitless potential.

Our Team

Our Founder

"I founded Paradigm Project because I'm committed to helping young people make positive life choices. We must address the root causes of social inequality to create a fairer, more inclusive society.

The patterns, themes, and indicators which can lead to disadvantage for young people provide the foundation for our approach. Working with young people at an earlier age or stage in their development means we can disrupt potentially adverse pathways. This process allows young people to acquire the knowledge and skills they need to unlock their limitless potential."

"I founded Paradigm Project because I'm committed to helping young people make positive life choices. We must address the root causes of social inequality to create a fairer, more inclusive society.

The patterns, themes, and indicators which can lead to disadvantage for young people provide the foundation for our approach. Working with young people at an earlier age or stage in their development means we can disrupt potentially adverse pathways. This process allows young people to acquire the knowledge and skills they need to unlock their limitless potential."

Joel Dunn

Founder & CEO

Board

Board

Mentor Team

Mentor Team

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Vision, Mission & Values

Vision, Mission & Values

Paradigm Project

"If we want to fix the racial and economic disparities in the criminal justice system or at least reduce them, combat teenage gang violence, produce better-educated children and create a generally better society, then the work starts in the primary school, not the prison."

Akala

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