An alternative learning provision to help young people opened its doors to the public on Wednesday, November 4.
Marielle Jewels opened Shine Learning Centre at Connaught House, for young, disadvantaged children in Luton aged 11-14.
Her aim is to help them create better opportunities for their futures.
The learning centre was officially opened by Luton boxer, Jordan Reynolds.
Marielle said: “I decided to open Shine Learning Centre because I felt there was a need for earlier intervention and prevention with disadvantaged and disaffected young people.
“The Centre’s focus is on mentoring and skill based learning.
“I hope that the centre will help to shape the next generation and aspire young people to be the best version of themselves,
“Children all desire to do well and it is for adults to guide them down the right path. It will be a home from home approach, we want the learning setting to be therapeutic.”
The centre will give young people the chance to create opportunities for themselves in Luton and Marielle hopes this will help them contribute to society.
Marielle added: “Our aim is to make a difference to the life changes and social, emotional and physical well-being of disaffected young people.
“We want to provide an innovative alternative learning provision that encourages our students to be the best version of themselves.”
The centre will focus on skills based learning using AQA Unit Awards Scheme, Dance, Drama, Art, Life Skills and Therapeutic Approaches to raise aspirations, build confidence, boost social skills, develop self-worth and promote healthy relationships with the overall aim to get students back on track and into mainstream education or onto the right educational path for them.
For more information, visit: www.shinelc.co.uk