New initiative sees young people create food parcels for the homeless
- 18 Jun
A new initiative designed to improve young people’s money management skills sees groups of young people creating food parcels for homeless people.
The group of eight young people from Charles England House, a specialist young people’s housing scheme run by Merlin, put together 50 food parcels, reports 24dash.
This new project is part of a new Social Action Youth initiative which is being run in partnership between Merlin, Southern Brooks Community Partnerships and 1625 Independent People. The Social Action Youth Cashpoint project offers groups of young people the chance to plan and deliver a local community project and learn essential financial skills at the same time.
Lori Ramsay, Social Action Youth Programme Co-Ordinator at Southern Brooks Community Partnerships, said: “Each group is free to decide what they want to do as long as it has a positive impact on their community. It could be anything from improving a garden area, decorating a community space or providing new amenities in a park. They could also decide to run an enterprise and seek to make money by making and selling things.”
Melanie Lavin, Cashpoint Project Manager at 1625 Independent People added: “We find that one of the best ways to engage young people with money matters is to do it through activities that young people care about and develop themselves.”
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