We work with a wide range of young people, many of whom are disadvantaged such as:
Young people in care or leaving care, young carers looking after a parent or guardian, SEND young people, LGBTQIA young people, young people facing abuse at home, young people facing bereavement, young people experiencing mental ill health and young people with SEMH.
We build long-term relationships with young people through regular social interaction and therapeutic avenues of interest. We believe that every young person has the potential to be whoever they want to be!
Our targeted provision includes: -
The Comics 180! project calls upon the community to take up the challenge of creating a new generation of superheroes who use the power of words to reclaim the superhero for young people with disabilities.
Our Building Stories project aims to engage a wide range of young people aged 8-25 across Merseyside and Knowsley in the process of making comics and zines and becoming advocates on their own behalf.
Our Queer Youth project supports LGBTQIA young people aged 12-18 to take part in exciting activities and explore their sexuality, gender identity, civic participation and mental health whilst gaining new skills in a safe and inclusive space. It further seeks to support LGBTQIA young people to curate and publish LGBTQIA themed zines and comics.
Illustrating Futures is an ongoing collaboration between the University of Liverpool and Comics Youth focusing on the relationship between comics and mental health.