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Unique opportunity for Young people of Bristol – The Grassroot Activators Programme (GAP)

From: Martin Preston <martin@kingfisher7.com>
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I’m an NED of a Bristol based CIC called Grassroots Communities (GC). GC delivers a wide variety of innovative school, youth and community led projects in some of the most deprived communities within Bristol by engaging, challenging and inspiring young people and others in their neighbourhoods to be the changes they want to see, improving quality of life and creating real social and environmental change. GC is helping young people and their communities contribute to the future economy, increase tolerance and cohesion and nurture an appreciation of nature.

We at GC are launching a unique development programme in September called the Grassroot Activators Programme (GAP). It’s a year-long initiative delivered over 2 days a week for 16- to 25-year-olds with lived experience of marginalised areas of the city and it will develop these young people in youth, community and nature-based work. It seeks to raise their aspirations, create role models and develop realistic pathways to future opportunities. The programme (based on a college term structure) is spread across six terms and focuses on: Leadership, mentoring, community development and innovation, community social action, entrepreneurship and social enterprise, business work experience, nature connection, community food growing, wellbeing, environmental social action… and much more. There is no fee to the young people as this is covered by grants and sponsorship from a number of Bristol based agencies.

We’re seeking young people to take part, mentors to support those young people and also organisational partners. If you can help us promote this opportunity we’d be very grateful. To assist with this, please find attached two versions of a young person friendly poster and also a very short online newsletter https://mailchi.mp/6a5fb1564e63/grassroot-communities-newsletter-summer-2022

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me or Ben Carpenter (detailed within the resources) if you have any questions.

Thank you!

Martin Preston
Founder

Kingfisher 7 Consulting- 07903 269529 – www.linkedin.com/in/martinpreston/

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