The Getting Out for Good project is working with at-risk young women and girls across the North and North East Greater Manchester region (Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside) to understand the challenges they face in their local communities and to help them build positive social networks. By minimising harm from negative peer-networks the project hopes to enable young women build confidence to make choices away from risky situations or behaviours, serious youth violence or gang-influence.
This youth focused project aims to boost the aspirations of young women and girls through sport and arts with support from mentors. Activities include boxing and fitness, football, drama and film-making with each activity leading to nationally recognised AQA accreditation
Researchers from the Manchester Centre for Youth Studies and Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University are working in partnership with local voluntary groups and statutory agencies for the Getting out for Good project, which is funded by the Comic Relief.