What are YOU passionate about? Whether you are an artist or archaeologist, scientist or sailor, barista or, erm, barrister—we hope you love what you do. And we hope that you’d love to help a disadvantaged young person pursue a career they’re passionate about too.
For our pilot project we will offer 16–24 year olds an innovative, inspiring and—crucially—free year-long development programme that not only helps them get work-ready but also improves their levels of well-being too. It will include highly-individualised training and mentoring, as well as funded summer work placements and networking opportunities with progressive and ethical organisations.
Our aim is to give young people an opportunity to follow their passion, fulfil their potential, find a job they love and feel good about what they do. It's based on the premise that if you are young and passionate but don't have the connections or the money, it's unfairly tough to pursue the career you want. It's also based on the idea that landing an engaging job will help you flourish. AND if you can do that with a company or organisation that itself benefits society or the world in some way, well—you are on track for a happier life.
Through Buzzbnk we want to be able to fund the cost of at least one place on our programme for a promising young person (or hopefully two). You can find out more about our programme, including the 12 career categories represented, here: http://sparkandmettle.org.uk/star-track
By supporting our work, you are sowing the seeds for a young person’s future. Please pledge anything that you can. And spread the word. And have a happy day.