MAP celebrates 25 years of supporting young people

MAP recently celebrated 25 years of supporting Norfolk’s young people at an event which highlighted their needs, demonstrated MAP’s expertise in meeting those needs, and showcased the impact of our work.  The event was attended by 100 guests, including funders, commissioners, partners and young people.

The event, hosted by MAP Patron and Lord-Lieutenant of Norfolk Richard Jewson, was held at City Academy Norwich, one of the schools whose pupils benefit from the involvement of MAP’s youth workers, advisers and counsellors.   Richard Jewson said: “ I am proud to be Patron of MAP and am delighted to host this event, celebrating their work and the many valuable ways they support over 4,000 young people in Norfolk each year.  This is either through advice, counselling and youth work; supporting young people who have started life with significant disadvantage, who are experiencing considerable distress and who may struggle otherwise to find the support they need to make a successful transition to adulthood.”

The celebratory event featured:

  • A Human Library: where current and former clients of MAP shared their experiences of how MAP has supported them.
  • A Wall of Dreams: young people, MAP staff and guests contributed, brick by brick, to a shared vision of the future.
  • Film footage and demonstrations of MAP projects in action
  • A performance of Kahlil Gibran’s ‘On Children’ sung by the newly formed MAP Choir, made up of members of MAP staff and supported by Sian Croose of the Voice Project.

Read more about the celebration, including MAP CEO Dan Mobb’s thoughts on how the needs of young people have changed over the last 25 years, on the EDP website.