RedYOUth, based in Redruth, was set up by Kayleigh Bray in 2008. Offering young people the chance to come along and learn street dancing from Jen Haley (who has appeared on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent), the classes have swelled from just 11 students in the first class to over 250 regular attendees.
Kayleigh originally set up the group after police gave the estate she grew up on a “curfew” due to excessive vandalism problems – which meant that young people had to be hom
e before 10pm. Keen that not all young people on the estate were tarred with the same brush, Kayleigh thought RedYOUth would be a great way to ensure that young people had a channel in which they could come together to do something constructive and meaningful.
The West Cornwall YouthTrust has been working with Kayleigh from near to the beginning – offering our financial support but also help and advice with the administrative side of the business. Malcolm Woolcock, Administator of the Wesr Cornwall Youth Trust said: “We aim to provide the charities we work with not just funding but, if they want, also useful business tools and management advice because we believe they are highly important in making sure a charity succeeds.