Space was originally an activities scheme led by police in Staffordshire during the 80’s and 90’s aimed at engaging with young people. The new version of Space, coordinated by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, has similar objectives and is aimed at 11 and 17 year-olds. The activities have been planned and delivered by a wider collaboration of public and voluntary organisations, including the Police.
Mr Ellis has pledged up to £140,000 to fund activities with an aim to increase skills, improve health and general wellbeing by creating opportunities to engage with young people positively. Activities will include sporting events, arts and crafts and music production.
The Space scheme will run between Monday 20 July and Friday 4 September and will cover areas across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.
Mr Ellis said: "I am bringing back a new version of Space to provide activities for youngsters during the school holidays. It aims to provide a positive experience for young people and opportunity to engage with public and voluntary sector organisations.
"The Space scheme has come back to life thanks to the hard work of a small group of colleagues in my office. This time around it will be different and will supplement existing activities being supported by local authorities but the principles remain the same.
"The Chief Constable has agreed that neighbourhood policing teams will be at the heart of Space and is enthusiastically behind it.
“My hope is that Space 2015 is just the start as I envisage the scheme expanding over coming years.”
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