Alan Senitt Upstanders Leadership Programme

Posted on: 17/07/2023

Alan Senitt Upstanders Leadership Programme visit to The Marylebone Project:

The Alan Senitt Upstanders Leadership Programme (ASULP) is a community schools linking leadership programme for Year 10 pupils of different faith, cultural and social background.

The Leadership Programme allows the participants to learn about each other; their different cultures, religions and communities and at the same time reflect on themselves and gain leadership skills that will benefit their local community and serve them throughout their lives.

Copthall students chose to focus on the issue of women's homelessness this year for their community project THANC. Through their in school fundraising events they managed to raise money to fund their survival kits that were then donated to The Marylebone Project which provides a life-changing service for homeless women and is the largest and longest-running centre of its kind in London and the UK with over 90 years of experience supporting vulnerable homeless women in crisis affected by: domestic abuse, human trafficking, domestic servitude, alcohol and drug abuse, unemployment, learning disabilities and minority ethnicity issues.

The students had an amazing experience visiting the site of The  Marylebone Project   on Tuesday 11th July where they presented their project and donated their kits. They met with the centre manager Miriam Kennedy and the team leader Semhar Rota and got to hear first hand about the phenomenal work that The Marylebone Project does. The students also met a woman that uses the services provided by The Marylebone Project and what really resonated with them is the fact that this is truly 'a safe space' for her. 


Alan Senitt Upstanders Leadership Programme Graduation: 

Following the successful completion of their community project and the donation of care kits to The Marylebone Project, the Year  10 students attended the Alan Senitt Upstanders Leadership Programme graduation on Wednesday 12th July at the Maccabi GB Stanley S Cohen Centre. The students displayed their project board and presented their project to the audience sharing the process of creating the project, their fundraising efforts and challenges. It was a lovely evening celebrating the hard work the Year 10 students have put in this year with their project and the great friendships they have developed with students from other schools that were on the same programme track as them. 

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