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Why riot? Community, choices, aspirations
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Session 3: Aspirations


‘My qualities? Leadership, honesty and respect. I don’t want to be looked upon as a young hood or young thug, because I’m not’.

(William, aged 15)

Welcome to Session 3 in the course Why riot? Community, choices, aspirations. This session focuses on making your future, the future you want it to be. It is about opening new possibilities and choices, finding your voice, and making your own decisions to help you achieve your goals.

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Figure 1: Mural in the Shankill, Belfast, 2021

By the end of this Session 3, you should be able to:

  • think creatively about problems and how to solve them
  • use your mind to open new possibilities and choices
  • make decisions based on your values
  • find your own voice
  • explore ways of working with others on shared goals.
Figure 2: Group illustration from left to right: Dylan, Matty, Brandon, Adam (top row) and Ashton, Ryan, Stephen, William (bottom row). William (Project Director for the ACT Initiative) is on the right of the group.

We hope you enjoy this session, which is the final session in our course.