Our Team100 crew will be taking part in a 12-week personal development programme, helping to develop confidence, motivation and skills through teamwork in the community.
Highbury has been part of the Trust’s network of delivery partners for around 15 years, running a total of six teams a year.
The teams are made up of 10-15 young people aged 16-25, who take part in two-week work placements, a week-long residential trip to the New Forest, and community projects. Full-time, it’s completely free of charge and has no impact whatsoever on any benefits received.
Andy Greensmith, one of the two Highbury Team Leaders, said the programme includes career planning and working with employers to open up a whole new world of opportunities.
It results in a fully-recognised qualification and many of the young people who’ve taken part have gone on to jobs, apprenticeships or further education.
“It’s incredibly rewarding to be involved with the Prince’s Trust and seeing just how much we can help young people to build their confidence and work towards their goals,” said Andy.
He also hinted that Team100 could include an extra special event – watch out for more details.
The Prince’s Trust activity is part of Highbury’s Foundation Prospects programmes, aimed at helping students to focus on what can be achieved and improve their confidence and life chances.