be the change launch

weald & downland museum - tuesday 12th february 2019

 

As proud sponsors of the Be the Change Programme Petworth Vision and five Petworth based businesses attended the Be the Change Launch at the Weald & Downland Museum on Tuesday 12th February 2019.

This inspirational programme developed by LoveLocalJobs.com and Graham Moore of Metamoorephosis is aimed at 13 to 14 year olds to help negotiate the gap between education and employment.

At the emotional and life changing launch, the students and business volunteers took part in activities that focus on happiness, confidence, hope, relationships and employability. The activities were created and expertly led by Graham Moore, a former teacher who understands the challenges facing young people today.

Graham said: “Our vision is for every young person to have raised hope and confidence, to have the chance to develop life skills and create positive cycles that will prepare them for life. Be the Change is a perfect vehicle to help young people develop the qualities and qualifications they need for a better future. The volunteers and the invaluable support and belief of local businesses adds a further dimension and depth to the engagement and journey the young people will experience.”

Our heartfelt thanks goes out to the following businesses who have supported this inspirational programme: Anderson Rowntree; August Brandt Ltd; Incognito Property; Market Town Developments Ltd; Skinner Group; Strategic Technical Consultancy (STC) and to the Business Volunteers Charlotte Woods; Mel Cripps; Marcus Gondolo-Gordon; Vicki Hitchcock; Brian Fox and Robert Baker.

We will be regularly updating our website and Facebook page so you can follow the impact the programme is having on our young people as they work with their Business Volunteers over the next few months.