Young Enterprise provides the potential for our young people to make sure they nurtured and developed ready for the working world. Their Mission is to inspire and equip young people for life through enterprise and that every young person in the UK should leave education with the knowledge,skills and attitudes to succeed in work and in life. Grant funding allowed the delivery of a Company Programme in 8 schools in disadvantaged areas of Cheshire.
31/07/17, The Enterprise Journey – Young Enterprise is the UK’s leading charity that empowers young people to harness their personal and business skills. We work across England and Wales and we have 13 separate Business Units, one of which covers the North West region. Following on from last years successful project (funded by the Cheshire Community Foundation), we are seeking a grant to deliver 7 x half day Launch Pad workshops and 7 x Company Programme’s to 7 deprived schools in the Cheshire/Warrington area. Spread over an academic year our Company Programme is an exciting enterprise journey giving young people the opportunity to develop a real business whilst learning key employability and life skills. Following feedback from teachers during last years project, we would like to deliver an additional one day workshop (Launch Pad) alongside Company Programme to the targeted schools, ensuring students benefit from the extra support. Launch Pad is a perfect introduction to business and acts as a stepping stone towards the Company Programme. We find that Launch Pad is particularly helpful to disadvantaged young people and those who could benefit from additional support to move from generating an idea to launching their product in the marketplace.