Out of The Dark
Out of the Dark recycles, repurposes and revamps salvaged furniture as a means to educate, train and employ young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Out of the Dark is the brainchild of Jay and Jade.
Jade spent her 20s involved in interior design and travelling, and Jay worked in the photography and construction industries. They met when they both decided to go to university in their late twenties. Jade was studying Textile Art & Design and Jay was studying Criminology & Philosophy. While they had both lead very different lives - Jade grew up in Turkey, and Jay grew up in Hackney - one common aspect was that they had both been rebellious in their teenage years, causing varying levels of havoc! Their idealistic approach to life coupled with their personal life experience was the perfect starting point for their charitable organisation, Street Dreams.
They have been running Street Dreams for 10 years, supporting disadvantaged young people to do better in life through life coaching, sports, arts and media across the Thames Valley area (Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Milton Keynes & Luton).
Out of the Dark is a spin off from Street Dreams, and a solution to the ever increasing number of disadvantaged young people without jobs, education or training. The aim of Out of the Dark is to create a supported environment where young people learn the ethics of work in a creative and expressive fashion
High Wycombe was the ideal choice for Out of the Dark as it used to be the centre of furniture crasftmanship in the 20th century, with many furniture giants such as Ercol, G-Plan and Parker Knoll leaving a mark on the town.
Why I Support U-do
Look at what U is trying to do, how could we not support this.
By: Jay Blades
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