Next Generation is a youth and community organisation based in the Lightwaves Leisure and Community Centre in Wakefield where young people are encouraged to “Dream, Believe, Achieve!”
Next Generation has had a positive impact in the community for several years. They run weekly youth and sports activities and run many projects including Motiv8, Future in Mind and Hello Neighbour. The Motiv8 project aims to develop the next generation of young community leaders. This enables young people attending the sessions to develop transferable skills and go on a variety of training courses to help them gain skills and confidence to really make a difference to their local community.
Next Generation has also supported Lightwaves during the pandemic with the Hello Neighbour project to see if older and vulnerable residents have needed help with shopping or collecting and delivering their medication when they are isolating.