Young people from AIMS created a rap video about knife crime and other topics that are close to their hearts.
The young people worked with Big Condo Academy who are based locally and worked with local rapping sensation Royzy. The rap covered experiences of growing up in and out of hostels, crime that had involved knives and the treatment of young people by different governmental services.
The young people then moved onto the branding and coming up with a name for the group as the group wanted to get the word out to different organisations within the Liverpool area.
Shawn, one of the participants in the group said that “I found that I had been very involved in the work and began to come out of my shell in terms of my confidence and being able to learn something new”
The group have presented the rap to a number of organisations, at an event that had different organisations that would be interested in learning more about the project. The group also presented their finished project to management and young people at the most recent, AIMS celebration day. Which was also attended by Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson.
A huge thank you to Shawn, one of the young people for putting this article together