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InPower team celebrates success

By Harriet Evans | Wolverhampton | News | Published:

A community interest company which supports young people has been selected as one of the top 100 social enterprises in the country.

Founder Daryl Chambers, project co-ordinator Kyrie(cor) Gough, and detached youth worker Joshua Burke

InPower CIC, founded by Daryl Chambers, offers a holistic-based approach for empowering youngsters in Wolverhampton through martial arts.

Sessions are held in schools, youth centres as well as community outreach work.

Staff at InPower are celebrating after being selected as one of the top 100 social enterprises in the UK by Natwest and The Pioneers Post based on impact, structure and overall strategy.

Daryl said: "It is still a shock that we could receive and be awarded such a feat. To make it onto this list amongst so many world-changing social enterprises is astounding

"To put it all into perspective to be a part of a list of just 100 social enterprises is amazing and it isn’t lost on myself and the team who are only just starting to find our feet so stay tuned for the future we promise it’s going to be a journey of impact and positive experiences."

Daryl started InPower in 2012 and over the years he has developed a number of different programmes to connect with youngsters and teach them important lessons about determination, resilience and self-belief.

Last year alone his team engaged with 1,785 young people and despite lockdown, the team of youth workers have continued to host sessions virtually.

The company is hoping to reach even more young people aided by being part of a Clear Channel advertising campaign with eight digital adverts being displayed around Wolverhampton.

Harriet Evans

By Harriet Evans
Community Reporter - @HarrietEvans_ES

Community Reporter at the Express & Star, covering the issues affecting young people across the Black Country and Staffordshire. Contact me at harriet.evans@expressandstar.co.uk

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