‘a person who thinks and acts in an independent way, often behaving differently from the expected or usual way’
This project is devised and implemented by the young people that Music Fusion work with. They are best described as a loose collective going under the name ‘Words Not Weapons’. The project is funded by Youth Music and delivered by Music Fusion and The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre.
Young people face many challenging circumstances. For example - peer pressure from older young people to take drugs, commit crimes against property / people and engage in violent activities. Getting caught and going to prison as a result of this peer pressure is a real and identified threat. Young people have little or no access to positive role models.
‘Mavericks’ will give young people a safe platform to demonstrate that doing the right thing is a viable second option.