- United Kingdom
- Target Audience
- key themes association
- (Early) preventionVulnerable youth and youth engagement in P/CVE
- Peer Reviewed practice
Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace
The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation is a non-governmental organisation registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales (1048990).
Type of Organisation: NGO
An intensive youth leadership programme that reduces vulnerability and increase resilience to radicalisation, delivered over several months to groups of between 12 and 17 young people aged 14-19.
Two intensive three-day residentials form the core of delivery, accompanied by introductory and follow-up days delivered in referring institutions, usually schools.
Course content includes interaction with speakers, including experts, formers and survivors; interrogation of long and short-form multimedia; simulations and role-play; dialogue on differing views and grievances; exploration of (social) media narratives.
Delivery is highly participatory, using tried-and-tested non-formal learning techniques to: cultivate critical thinking skills, including self- and other-awareness; build capability to identify and manage conflicts, including those related to violent extremism; increase awareness of extremism and how to think critically about narratives that condone it.
Graduates enter a network of young leaders, where they can pursue their own, personalised, peaceful strategies for effecting change.