Y Money matters Needs your VOTE!
Friday, 21st October, 2016The Y has been shortlisted for the RBS Skills and Opportunities Fund and we need your VOTE!
If successful, we'll be launching Y Money Matters, providing training in employability skills for 80 homeless young people who are temporarily housed at The Y.
The programme will provide participants with appropriately supported training, leading to the development of a Youth Enterprise Web Based Project. A Youth Engagement Worker will provide support and advice to the young people, helping them sustain their engagement in the programme and maintain their roles within the Enterprise Project.
Participants will get the chance to develop the skills and knowledge to help them sustain future tenancies, education and employment and gain 'real' work experience. We hope to raise their aspirations and increase their chances of accessing further education, training or employment.
What will our project do;
Provide training in work based skills.
Provide real time work experience.
Create a Youth Enterprise from the ground up with peer learning and mentoring at its core.
Create a website dedicated to money matters that really matter to disadvantaged young people in Leicester.
Become a long-term and up to date learning resource that can be supported by local businesses.
Who are our partners?
The Y will work with Twenty Twenty to deliver the 6 week Engage Programme which will provide the young people with work skills based training and support.
Other contributors to the project will be local business mentors and peer mentor from the Leicester College Peter Jones Academy.
VOTE NOW Voting closes mid day Friday 4th November.
2016-10-21 Y Money matters Needs your VOTE!
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