Freedom Unlimited Enterprises is a new start social enterprise with dynamic plans to combine creativity, recycling and skills development for unemployed young people who are offenders or who are involved in criminal activities. The organisation will work with artists and partners in the criminal justice system to deliver employment opportunities for these at-risk young people. They are passionate about creating employment opportunities for ex-offenders and committed to changing lives and creating futures.
Together, they will:
- uplift, up-cycle and recycle wood and metal to create works of art through art workshops
- uplift and receive donated wood and metal for repair or trade exchange
- retail high quality treated recycled wood and works of art
Chief Executive Josee Scott says: “We want to provide employment for people with criminal records. Unemployment plays a really big part in the criminal cycle. We believe that young people who are involved in criminal activities have so many skills. They have the potential to use those skills to make money and to channel it into good.
“LaunchMe will enable us to get premises and to bring young people into the project. Access to business support and advice is really, really important to us, to help us to do the sorts of things we want to do in the recycling industry. It is crucial for us have expert advice.”