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We are Sound Communities

Creatively Empowering Youth Voice

OUR IMPACT

Sound Communities has worked directly with 584 young people across Torbay and South Devon this last year. Our participants say that their involvement in our activities has increased their:

+88%

Confidence

Young people feel more confident in themselves and more able to face the many complex challenges ahead

+82%

Wellbeing

Young people feel more positively about themselves and their futures

+70%

Community

Young people feel part of the Sound Communities family and feel more connected with young people across Torbay and South Devon

Their shows were listened to over 65,000 times

Case Studies

Case Study: Liam

“For me it's a release. If I get stuck on something and can’t get it off my mind I’ll write it down and it's a way to get my voice heard.”

Liam experienced difficulties at school. When his mum died in January 2017 he turned to drugs, fell out with his dad and became homeless. He is now leading opportunities for other young people facing complex challenges and has even started his own label, Oceanside Records, with our support.

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Case Study: Xie

"After a while of actually being here I’ve realised there are so many opportunities that this has given me. I have so many new aspirations.”

Xie came to us in 2017 and was a very confident and promising broadcaster from the start. Xie’s transition to secondary School has been challenging and Xie’s confidence has decreased as they have found the social and academic pressures of secondary school difficult at times. Ocean Youth has provided Xie with a stable, supportive and creative community throughout this time.

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