These programmes are developed in order for young people to examine and challenge their own ideas about crime and anti-social behaviour. This is achieved through interactive and informal learning.
Impressionable Minds was set up in 2008 by Russell Symons without any government or external funding. Russell is an experienced Criminal Justice Manager who has worked in the youth and adult justice sector.
The success of the project has been driven by Russell’s passion for the subject and his felt need for pupils to be educated on the dangers of criminal and anti-social behaviour.
Although Impressionable Minds is not officially a registered social enterprise, the project very much follows this ethos in that any financial gain is put back into the project to improve the services offered either in its marketing campaign to reach more schools or in the purchasing of educational resources.