Afterbeat Enterprise Center The Afterbeat Enterprise Center is the heart of the Afterbeat charity. It’s the headquarters, a coffee cafe and a youth center. Afterbeat Enterprise is based in Veendam, The Netherlands. A region with the most deprived areas in The Netherlands. Coffee Cafe The Afterbeat Coffee Cafe is a social enterprise based in our Enterprise Center. At the cafe we support young people with low job/employement prospects with barista
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Online rap workshop with SeanBe! Afterbeat, in collaboration with SeanBe, has developed an online rap workshop with 7 basic principles that you should know before getting started with your own productions! These workshops are normally part of the music lessons that we provide in secondary education.
Lesson: Identity Afterbeat continues to develop content for our future lessons. Together with Acasia (Thoughts from a tree) Afterbeat has released a fantastic video about identity. A subject that keeps many young people busy. Acasia is a talented Canadian who moved to Scotland with her parents a few years ago. Her family moved over form ministry and since 2019 Acasia’s father David Mitchell is the pastor of the Connect Church
Afterbeat TV From the 1st of November we started to broadcast Afterbeat TV live from Facebook. Every episode will be broadcasted on all our Facebook pages and will also be uploaded to YouTube and our website afterwards. We will have live interviews, devotionals, assemblies and lessons online with our ambassador artists, volunteers and staff. We hope to meet and talk to you during our sessions! Facebook: afterbeatorgYouTube: afterbeatorg
“We have asked for a lesson about resilience. The presentation was very well thought out, well organized and the sound was really professional. Our young people felt they could really identify with the speakers, and were engaged right from the beginning. All of the speakers, and individuals involved were clearly passionate about their work and our young people could clearly relate to to them which made the presentation even more powerful."
Depute Headteacher Inverkeithing High School
The Afterbeat team and bands have visited our Ubbo Emmius Veendam school (Secondary School in The Netherlands) every year since 2013. By introducing students to different music styles and dance children felt motivated and respected in who they are. Afterbeat has an eye for children and their talents. This is why I highly recommend Afterbeat to everyone.
Team manager Ubbo Emmius (Netherlands) 2013-2019
“I have been working with Alko and Afterbeat in The Netherlands and Scotland. Afterbeat events and schools work have been one of the highlights of our youth work here in Dunfermline and have started many young people in their faith journey by engaging with dynamic presentations and performances but also building meaningful relationships with churches and young people“
CEO, Heart & Sound Youth Organization
"The pupils really enjoyed the lesson. It was well planned and very impactful. Pupils were able to discuss the lesson themes later in the classroom, showing the impact it had had”
Depute Headteacher Woodmill High, Dunfermline
“A dynamic youth ministry in our nation! I love how they go into the schools to encourage on current social issues of life. The excitement that is presented at their events by the live music and the testimonies of the bands as they share the Gospel. The follow up to get the youth plugged into youth groups reveals the heart of this ministry. I’ve seen many youth respond to follow Jesus and this excites me, I want to be involved in any way I can!"
Pastor Jim Arnold
Calvary Church Dunfermline
“I really enjoy working with Alko. He is hopeful and straightforward, a team building with a real dependency on God in prayer and a vision to see young people hear the gospel in their own language and culture.
Pastor Connect Church Kirkcaldy
Alko and Miriam are tremendous encouragers , inspirers and youth leaders with tremendous experience , skills and wisdom to help young people in Scotland. The coronavirus is a massive downer for young people increasing stress levels and anxieties. Afterbeat is an amazing outfit that will help the multitudes of young people in this nation navigate this tough season and set them up with the resilience insights to face any other further challenges in life. Having watched them in action I can highly recommend them to you.
Globe Leadership International
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