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Kids In Communication wv3

Location: UK » West Midlands » WV

Kids In Communication (KIC) was a voluntary youth media project in the West Midlands based in Wolverhampton. For 13 years, KIC has trained over 5,000 young people improving confidence, employability and communication skills. KIC worked with disadvantaged young people from one of the most economically deprived areas of the country. KIC was run by young people to dispel negative stereotypes and help those young people create content to their and wider communities benefit. On average, KIC worked with 500 young people every year breaking every contractual target set by funding bodies.

Until the 31st March, KIC was centrally funded through an organisation called V inspired (previously Millennium Volunteers). Due to the government cuts, KIC lost all of it’s £100,000 per year funding.

This total loss of funding meant the organisation had to close it’s doors to young people. This removed 500 voluntary placements for young people at a time when they are being disproportionally burdened by government cuts. The closure meant a loss to young people of state of the art radio studios. 

KIC is working hard to secure more funding and begin working with young people who need support, positive engagement and invaluable experience once again.

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Kic FM youth radio is such a worthwhile scheme. It really saddens me others won’t benefit

I first became involved with Kic Fm about five years ago whilst I was still at school, volunteering along with a few of my friends to participate in a Christmas broadcast. We thoroughly enjoyed producing and presenting a show together with the support and guidance of the Kic Fm staff and continued to be actively involved there for several years afterward. Kic Fm not only helped me to acquire valuable practical skills, it also helped me to make…

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Posted by: Helen P. at 1:59pm on 3 August 2011

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