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Share your time and skills enabling young people to better pursue their potential

Bankside and You Opportunity
Volunteer with Faces in Focus as part of their youth led local action projects
Harper Road
London SE1 6AQ

Faces in Focus are keen to partner with people from local businesses to share their business skills with young people as part of their local action projects. Partners may wish to be involved in one project from start to finish, or offer an hour or two to each group or be an ad hoc resource that groups can call upon if they choose.

The projects help young people to build their confidence, improve interpersonal skills, widen their social networks and increase their employability. The combination of this and greater emotional well-being can lead to better decision making and lasting improvement in their lives. Improved skills and confidence, and connections to local enterprises enable young people to better pursue their potential, often leading to further education or employment opportunities. In addition, access to a wide range of organisations increases young people’s awareness of the working world and helps raise aspirations.

Ways you can get involved (sak [at] (subject: Support%20Faces%20in%20Focus) (contact us for more information))

  • Provide specific employability coaching e.g. CV workshops and mock interviews
  • A tour of your office hearing about the different careers and pathways into work from your colleagues
  • Equipment and resources
  • Subject matter expertise sharing for example
    • Team work skills
    • Event management
    • Group decision making
    • Budget management
    • Communication
    • Presentation skills
    • Organising skills
    • Problem solving
    • Time management
    • Leadership
    • Negotiating
    • Creativity/ thinking outside the box
  • Share your project management expertise
  • External appraisal at the end of the project to help draw out the learning
  • Potentially your business could request for a group to do a project on a subject of interest to them. For example, PwC Strategy (SE1) has been trying to understand why women make up a disproportionately low share of student applicants.

Faces in Focus currently focuses on young people’s mental well-being, a key step to achieving their potential. They also coordinate local action projects managed and run by young people on a topic of interest to them helping participants to develop their skills. In the past, one group created a DVD documentary on forced marriage and another a poster campaign against knife and gang crime. Further information on the work of Faces in Focus can be found here

Registered Charity No. 1063967

Mar 22 2016