is the only UK youth arts organisation to hold EdExcel Accreditation Centre status, and our unique music technology and production courses combine real-life music industry skills with key learning and basic skills to accredit participants with an BTEC award. Our specialist teaching staff has an aptitude for motivating and engaging at risk young people, including youth offenders and disadvantaged youth, and guiding them towards a positive outcome, a formal qualification and further education via our innovative BTEC courses.
Young people on our programmes learn about all aspects of the music industry, from making a beat, writing a rhyme and spinning a record to promoting their music, signing a contract and getting the best from a record deal. We have active partnerships in place with the music industry, the media and internationally-acclaimed record labels to ensure young people get a realistic picture of today’s entertainments industry.
StreetVibes Youth is managed by an experienced Board of Directors, and has policies in place for Health & Safety, Child Protection and Equal Opportunities.
About StreetVibes Youth
Staff are experienced in youth training and hold enhanced CRB police checks.
2003 – StreetVibes co-founder receives the Nationwide Award for Community Endeavour.
2004 – StreetVibes named as one of six finalists for the Daily Mail / Lloyds TSB’s Enterprising Young Brits Award.
StreetVibes was selected from thousands of applications nationwide for its outstanding achievements as a social enterprise. In the same year, StreetVibes was also nominated for the New Statesman’s Upstarts Award.
2005 – StreetVibes named as an Enterprise Insight Enterprise Ambassador, meets Rt. Hon Gordon Brown, Chancellor of the Exchequer, at the Treasury, number 11 Downing Street.
Over 600 young people from across London attended Lyrical Xpressions, our last event held in south-east London at the end of 2004. Lyrical Xpressions, funded by the South East London Community Fund, brought together youth performers, fast-rising UK urban stars and industry spokespeople from Jet Star.
Phonographics, Universal Records, Channel U, Def Jam UK, Radio 1Xtra and Sony-BMG. Jet Star generously sponsored the manufacture of the StreetVibes Youth ‘Black Out’ CD compilation, featuring youth music performed at the event, and the Metropolitan Police gave out StreetVibes Youth Achievement Awards to nine young people for outstanding progress on our music educational programmes.
2006 – Lyrical Xpressions II, funded by the Arts Council England,
StreetVibes has a state-of-the-art multi-media training centre, DJ lab, internet radio stationand professional studios based in Ladywell, London SE13.
Our facilities and equipment is available for hire to youth, music and arts organisations, schools and community organisations and we can provide engineers, teaching staff and support for classes of up to thirty young people in music production, live instruments,
DJing and MCing, radio broadcast, singing and songwriting, video production, performance, dance, drama and web-design.