Social Classes For All
KBSK Social classes were founded in 2012 which later formed the basis for becoming a CIC in 2018. Bodmin is one of the most deprived areas in Cornwall with one of the highest crime rates and classified as one of the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Cornwall to live in. We believe the preventative action in the services of KBSK is vital for young people and our community.
This year we have worked with a group of 15 young girls that are seeking to progress themselves into further education with the potential to audition for dance schools across the UK.
Kickback - Intergeneration
This project aims to bridge the gap between the elderly and the young through intergenerational activities.
Building an Artist
Building An Artist is a programme to support young people with low self esteem and those who struggle with their mental health.
Through dance we have been able to incorporate confidence building & self-esteem building activities whilst setting and achieving realistic goals as well as providing safe spaces for children to be able to express themselves through creativity.
This year we piloted our Youth Nights project. Youth nights are evenings created in response to the young people of Bodmin wanting a place to hang out and make new friends.
Kick Back at the Cost of Living
Over the years KBSK has organically become a support mechanism for the local community . We support people in times of need with: food parcel deliveries, essential supplies, making referrals to drug and alcohol services, mental health support services, domestic violent help and support as well as rape and sexual assault helplines and delivering and supporting with crisis plans.
Walk and Talk
We know during this period times can be tough. Our Walk and Talk has been designed to combat isolation creating a non pressurised space to meet new friends, keep active and to have a good natter on the journey of exploring the open space in the local area
Volunteer and Employment
At KBSK we are a female led and diverse organisation. We further aim to diversify our board of directors and people in leadership positions. We aim to support our volunteers with training and support them in future positions as KBSK expands whilst also supporting them into other employment opportunities, with CV support, letters of recommendations and employability skills training as well as offering our own Safeguarding training to our own staff, volunteers and the wider community.