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Inspiring and Empowering
Young Ladies Aged 11-21

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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.

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 DiscriminatioAshdon 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

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AJA Podcast – Radio Boom Ting

Coming live every Wednesday very soon!! Watch this space.

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AJA Book Club

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!!

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

For more info contact Christine at christine@ashdonjazz.co.uk

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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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Stronger Mind Training

‘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 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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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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