Active Life Club has six Active Citizenship areas.
We offer regular after school sports programmes to develop social and mental well-being. This offers opportunities for young people to meet in a safe place to develop social skills and improve fitness. This also allows them to stay away from anti social activities and take part in meaningful activities.
Youth engagement and participation
We offer a platform and a hub for youth to raise their concerns and found solutions to challenges faced by the young people in the community, schools, colleges and universities. We also organise sports and youth events to promote active participation.
Volunteers and youth leaders development
We develop our volunteers from participants to youth leaders. They go through variety of training to build their skills and give their time to the
club to support other young people day-to-day activities run by the club. All volunteers are building their employability skills to achieve their goals from being successful in schools, colleges, universities or world of work.
Young leaders and volunteers been involved in community surveys and consultation, getting involved in research’s to identify issues and actively involve other young people in community. Organising youth events to meet service providers to find collective solutions.
Coaching and mentoring
All volunteers are regularly mentored and coaches to develop as active citizens. We have developed a system where young volunteers are mentored by experienced mentored and supervised by trained life coaches. Supervised experiential learning is key element in developing their thought processes to become active and successful citizens.
The Creative Arts within the ALC is used as a medium to create a successful hybrid of social issues and the performing arts. The back catalogue of artistic projects within the ALC have been a real asset to the organisation: work includes an exhibition of Islamic artwork to help break down negative stereotypes of this religion, two innovative events entitled “Eid in The Park” and “Show Racism The Red Card” which dispelled this claustrophobia of diversity within our society, an empowering banner entitled “All Different But United” to form cohesion and promote tolerance, more recently, a one-person play about Islamophobia – which is still being developed by ALC member Omar Raza. ALC member Omar has a 2:1 honours degree in Drama and has had varying degrees of success out in the mainstream industry. His credits include the BBC Radio 4 comedy “Fags Mags and Bags”, the BBC sketch show “Limmy’s Show” and an Aldi advert. Omar was listed as one of the “Top 50 Scottish Film and TV Stars” in 2012.
In addition, multi-media have offered a new dimension within the ALC’s Creative Arts through ALC member Laraib. Laraib’s multi-media expertise along with her passion for positive-change has created an online puppet show entitled “Aunty G”. The show “Aunty G” has a universal outlook from an elderly Asian woman who feels that she still has plenty of gumption and desire to help people; regardless of colour, caste or creed. Through this ethos, the show tackles numerous of social issues that circulate within our modern society.