A showcase of opportunities available for young people – with the chance to win one of three TVs – is being staged in Walsall next month.
The #ChooseTheRightPath event has been organised thanks to a partnership between Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust and the James Brindley Foundation.
The foundation was formed in 2018 following the murder of Aldridge man James Brindley who was fatally stabbed in his home town in June 2017.It brings together family members and professionals to provide an opportunity for young people to understand how the choices that they make can affect both themselves and others, now and in the future.
Local boxers are supporting the free event which runs from 6pm-8pm on Tuesday 17 September at Walsall Manor Hospital and a cinema room – with free popcorn – is being created. A DJ will also be playing and there’s a chill out room and free refreshments.
Borough agencies and organisations will be on hand to talk to young people about career and training opportunities with local sporting stars on hand to promote activities.
Former gang member James Gwilt who turned his life around will share his story and MMA star Jai Herbert is also going to attend. Details of more giveaways and guest appearances will be announced over the next couple of weeks. Follow #ChooseTheRightPath for regular updates.
Mark Brindley said: “The James Brindley Foundation’s belief is that young people, including those at risk of entering the Criminal Justice System, can achieve their full potential and live a crime-free lifestyle with the right support and intervention.
“This event is open to all young people aged 12 and above to show them what’s available to help them make positive choices.”
Young people can just turn up at the event on the night.