The Olympics might be over, but now the success of Team GB’s athletes should be an inspiration to all of us as we raise the aspirations of young people and ensure they are prepared for work and life.
Young Enterprise delivers enterprise and employability education programmes in most secondary schools in the area, but we can only achieve this with the support of the wider community.
Last year the One Community project launched in Boscombe and Christchurch and this year is set to expand further. The project is all about collaboration and preparing the young people for their adult lives.
One of the pupils last year said their favourite part of the project was: “budgeting and finding out about the reality of my dream life and how hard I will have to work for it”.
One of the volunteers involved said: “I gained a lot of satisfaction in knowing that I had been able to help some of the young people to understand how and why it is necessary to try to plan ahead for their future and hopefully given them some confidence to do so.”
As we move in to the second year the project continues to grow and develop, but we need more volunteers to come forward to share their knowledge and experience with the young people.
Please can you help?
Volunteers from the business community are needed to help inspire the next generation – it could be as little as a few hours when you can, two hours a month, or perhaps a regular
weekly commitment to advise a company.
Venues, funding and administrative support is also very much appreciated.
If you think you can join more than 100 active local Young Enterprise volunteers and be part of our amazing 50th anniversary year, get in touch.
To contact Young Enterprise, email Hannah at hannah.cook@young-enterprise. org.uk or call 07789 938511
By Hannah Cook, Young Enterprise