What is the Nicholas Stewart Project?
The Nicholas Stewart Project (Community Interest Corporation) was setup by Jennifer Beckford, mother of Nicholas Stewart after the tragic passing of her son in 2014, a victim of knife crime. Read more here.
The aim of the NSP is to support young people, empower them and provide them with a framework to become successful and contributing members of their local communities.
What do we do?
Our aim is to motivate and empower young people, to help them turn away from negative influences. We also provide for them and act as positive role models for young people.
We believe that through community care and respect, we can help our young people access a positive path, full of opportunities.
We provide resources to young people in Wandsworth and the surrounding areas, by suppling advice and assistance. We organise programmes of physical, educational and other activities, to support families who are effected by violent crimes.
The NSP aims to support young people, empower them and equip them with the tools necessary, to build their confidence to succeed in life. For example encouraging young people to get involved with competitions that enable them to challenge themselves.
Jennifer Beckford delivers talks and presentations to different communities and institutions, where she covers her experience with her son passing, how she was able to forgive the perpetrator, what the needs to be do moving forward and the Nicholas Stewart Projects plans.
We have created the Rethink Mentoring Programme, to help support young people become the best version of themselves, through group and one-to-one mentoring session. We currently work with Swaffield School to deliver this programme, which lasts for six weeks.
We provide support services for families and individuals that have been affected by knife crime. This has been done by attending meeting alongside with victims, meet ups and discussions.