We work with local community centres and agencies to deliver street-based, outreach, creative music and radio sessions to teenagers in challenging circumstances in the most deprived areas of Torbay. These sessions build up to a live performance night in each town and a float broadcast/performance at Paignton Carnival in July.
Ocean Together supports hundreds of young people in Torbay to come together in a positive, creative and safe way and provides progression from street and community centre sessions towards exciting and celebratory events in their communities. We work in partnership with Torbay’s Youth Trust, Yes Brixham, Great Parks Community Centre, Acorn Centre, PHAB Club Torbay, Foxhole.
- Increase confidence + self Esteem
- Improve mental Health
- Raise aspirations
- Develop skills
- Develop taste for social action
- Increase agency
- Develop connectivity to other young people
"This was one of the best sessions I've ever seen here with Lifeworks."
Matt, Setting Leader - Ocean Upwards
"The young people loved going live for the podcast and getting to dedicate songs to people who've helped them through lock down and they also were able to share the things that helped them get through a very testing few months."
Paul, Youth Leader
One girl's demeanour and outlook changed dramatically over the 2 hours. She started off by telling me she'd had an awful day at Sound Communitieshool and she wasn't going to enjoy anything about the Boom Bus, to being totally engaged and really enthusiastic. She loved music production & using the digital recorders to create a spoof nature documentary."
Jenny, Youth Leader