Young Bristol has received a grant of over £8,000 from Warburtons, the UK’s largest bakery brand, to kick-start a new initiative supporting disadvantaged young people in the area. The new project, Ready, Set, Active, aims to raise the aspirations of teenagers struggling to succeed in mainstream education through an exciting outdoor activity programme.
Starting in September, the charity will work with three schools in Bristol to re-engage young people and build their aspirations for a successful future. The participants will also be given the opportunity to become an accredited programme instructor within the local community, through an official AQA certification in the activities they will be taking part in.
Brett Warburton, CEO of Warburtons said:
“As a family business, we’re always looking for ways to support our local communities and encourage young people to strive to reach their full potential, so we’re really excited about this project. Young Bristol’s initiative will be so valuable in helping disadvantaged teenagers improve their self-esteem and confidence, ultimately making them see they have a bright future ahead of them.”
Lee Williams CEO of Young Bristol said:
“We are really grateful to Warburtons not just for their financial support, but also their commitment to this new and exciting programme aimed at raising young people’s aspirations. By taking the time to get to know the young people, understanding the personal challenges and barriers they face, we aim to keep them in mainstream education and get them “Ready, Set and Active” to achieve in life.”
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