We’re excited to announce the launch of our Schools Programme, a collection of awards to reach out to students in the local community in a bid to teach them more about the services we offer, whilst giving them the chance to learn new skills which will help boost their CVs.
Vicki Wootton, Compton Care School Liaison Officer said: “At Compton we need to raise £7.9 million pounds every year. We do this by approaching our local communities, businesses and organisations and encouraging them to fundraise for us. When we began working with young people, we realised that fundraising offered ample opportunities for them to develop the skills and experience needed for their future careers. We wanted to empower them to achieve their dreams by nurturing these skills.
“The programme we have put together teaches young people how to work as a team, plan and organise an event, communicate with different audiences and learn how to budget, amongst various other transferable skills such as; teamwork, time keeping and problem solving.”
The Young Ambassador Award asks participants to take part in a range of activities, including volunteering their time and taking part in a Compton event, whilst the Compton Champions Award asks them to host their own fundraising event. There is also a programme aimed at children aged five to 11 currently being rolled out in primary schools.
Ms Wootton added: “Both the Compton Champions and The Youth Ambassador Awards can help students to build confidence, learn about relationships, express their creativity, overcome their fears, try new activities, explore potential career paths and take action by making a positive difference in their local communities.
“At Compton we are excited to be launching this programme and looking forward to teaching young people about our services and the work that we do, whilst supporting them to fundraise, volunteer for us. Those who take part in and complete the programme will receive a letter of achievement, which they can then use as part of their UCAS applications and on their CV’s.”
You can find out more about our Schools Programme here, or for more information, contact our fundraising team on firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 0300 323 0250.