A collaborative initiative set up by passionate men who wish to engage young people, using sport, music and other imaginative ideas to spread awareness.
KickOff@3 was created by Michael Wallace and Ashley Levien.
Michael Wallace is a serving Police Officer who works in Youth Engagement and is passionate about supporting youth and community initiatives outside work too.
He understands how important connection and relationships are with vulnerable young people, sports can provide stability they might not get elsewhere.
Ashley Levien runs Suberbos Community which is a social inclusion organisation that delivers free initiatives in the London Borough of Barnet. Ashley also volunteers in the community mentoring youths and contributing to charity work. Ashley has dedicated his professional career, and much of his time outside to support young people in getting involved in activities which they see the benefit of for the rest of their lives.
In 2017 Michael and Ashley devised a plan to establish firm, long lasting relationships between young people and their local police force as a youth diversion strategy and named it KickOff@3.
The project engages with young people through the medium of sports and music and raises awareness and funds for a range of charities that promote health and well-being in young people.
A very positive song that was written by TRICKS for the KICKOFF@3 football and music event In loving memory of John McCann