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Patricia Muirhead (CEO & Founder) talks inabout the trip to Gambia with 15 young women at the end of July 2022, “We are looking forward to our trip to The Gambia on 29th July. We have waited two years to go but excited about meeting our pen pals and visting lots of important places.”

 

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Our mission is to work in partnership with vulnerable and disengaged young ladies aged between   11-21 and provide a dedicated emotional well-being service, which in turn supports positive mental health. We work in Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton and Croydon boroughs.

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We are seeking to increase our ambassador project within the charity. Are you aged 13-18? Seeking volunteering and leadership opportunity? Please get in touch with us.

Introducing Donna Fraser, Patron

“I was delighted to be approached to be become the Patron for the Ashdon Jazz Academy.  When I attended one of the charity’s event I saw first-hand the unique impact they have on the young women they help.  I am very excited about how I can be of service and look forward making a contribution that can raise the profile of the charity.

During my career as an athlete I can look back and value the people who took an interest in me and looked after my welfare as I was growing up and developing as an athlete. These experiences have helped to shape me into the person I am today. I too can see that Ashdon Jazz Academy is making important connections with young women and nurturing them through the challenges they face.

Your support will make a significant difference in helping them reach their full potential.  It isn’t so much a sprint what you do, it is more of a marathon!  I have no doubt the young women will greatly benefit from all your endeavours.

I wish you every success in what you are doing and look forward to a long and productive association with you all.”

The Halo Code

Ashdon Jazz Academy’s Statement on Hair Discrimination Ashdon Jazz academy champions the right of young black women to embrace all afro hairstyles. We acknowledge that Afro-textured hair is an important part of black young womens’ racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious identities, and requires specific styling for hair health and  maintenance. We welcome Afro-textured hair worn in all styles including, but not limited to, afros, locs, twists, braids, cornrows, fades, hair straightened through the application of heat or chemicals, weaves, wigs, headscarves, and wraps. We believe young black women in educational establishments and in places of work, should be given the freedom and security to wear all afro-hairstyles without restriction or judgment.

Ashdon Jazz Academy supports The Halo Code

Upcoming Events


Mar22


Girls Night, Every Wednesday


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Mar22


We Need Your Help


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Mar22


Stronger Mind Training


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May28


AJA Book Club


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May28


Out N About – Summer Camp


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AJA Book Club

May 28, 2021
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Bi-weekly book hangout. No need to bring anything other than yourself. Refreshments and fun provided! Every other Thursday, starting 9th June Contact christine@ashdonjazz.co.uk


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We Need YOU!!

March 25, 2021
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We are looking for young ladies aged 15 – 18 years old. Come and join a successful team of other young ladies who are currently …


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Girls Night, Every Wednesday

March 22, 2021
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For more info contact Christine at christine@ashdonjazz.co.uk


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Gambia 2021 Postponed

March 22, 2021
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Sadly, due to the pandemic we have had to postpone our trip the Gambia in July this year. Instead we will reschedule it to 2022 …


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Stronger Mind Training

March 22, 2021
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‘I Am Strong’ – Stringer Mind Training – How to help young people develop greater mental strength. Contact ajacademyinfo@gmail.com for more info


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We Need Your Help

March 22, 2021
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Become a regular donor to help keep the work we do in the community going. Whether it’s a one off, or regular donation, we are …


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We Need YOU!!

We are looking for young ladies aged 15 – 18 years old. Come and join a successful team of other young ladies who are currently


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March 25, 2021
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Gambia 2021 Postponed

Sadly, due to the pandemic we have had to postpone our trip the Gambia in July this year. Instead we will reschedule it to 2022


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March 22, 2021
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Gambia Girls Gift Trip

We are collecting stationary items for Gambian children Email ajacademyinfo@gmail.com for information and how to donate


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January 25, 2021
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