Streetwise works nationally with Jewish schools and Community organisations, enhancing the personal safety and personal development of young Jewish people to support their physical and emotional well being
A partnership project between Maccabi GB and CST, Streetwise was first established in 2005 with the aim of offering young Jewish people a variety of personal development and personal safety programmes with the ethos of ‘Inspiring confidence inside and out’. Since 2005, with the ongoing support of its parent organisations, Streetwise has grown and developed. Covering the whole of Great Britain, Streetwise delivers a broad educational curriculum in over 65 Jewish and non-Jewish primary and secondary schools, communal organisations, youth movements and through leadership programmes.
Streetwise reaches over 24,500 young people each year, engaging them in informal education sessions based on the National Curriculum subjects of PSHE (Personal Social Health Education) and RSE (Relationships & Sex Education), supported by and in partnership with a number of national organisations and educational charities. A broad personal safety provision aims to teach young people street awareness, basic self-defence and Krav Maga techniques.
Streetwise programmes fall into six areas of work: WebWise, Antisemitism & Discrimination, Anti-Bullying, Personal Safety, Relationships & Sex Education and Mental Health. Through these topics, and via our Leadership programmes, Streetwise continues to empower and advise young people in a safe and informal environment, giving them the skills, knowledge and confidence to make educated positive decisions.