Mayor launches new volunteering initiative to tackle youth unemployment
Date: Tuesday 3rd June 2014
Time: 10:15am for a 10:30am start
Venue: The Chamber, City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, SE1 2AA
Please note: There will be a photo opportunity with the Mayor and young volunteers. Media wishing to attend should email firstname.lastname@example.org
To mark the 30th Anniversary of National Volunteers’ Week, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson will launch a new volunteering initiative aimed at getting young people into work.
HeadStart London is a partnership between Team London, the Mayor’s volunteering programme, and youth and community charity The Challenge. The programme will work with 16 – 18 year olds offering them volunteering opportunities to boost their skills in communication, team work, organisation and self-discipline, and help them find jobs.
The Mayor will be joined by inspirational speaker Martine Wright, survivor of the 7/7 bombings, who went on to become a Paralympic volleyball champion and is also a Team London Ambassador and Peter Cheese, CEO Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD). He will also meet young Londoners who took part in the HeadStart pilot scheme.
10.45 – 11.00: Martine Wright (Team London Champion and Paralympian)
Speech on the support she’s received post 7/7 and the importance and impact of volunteering.
11.00 – 11.05: The Mayor of London
Vision for volunteering and tackling youth unemployment
11.05 – 11.10: Photo opportunity with the Mayor and young volunteers.
11.10 – 11.20: Peter Cheese (CEO CIPD) and Steps Ahead mentor and mentee
Involvement in tackling youth unemployment through CIPD Steps Ahead programme and HeadStart London
11.20 – 11.40: Peter Cheese hosts New Look, Starbucks, two HeadStart London pilot participants and The Green Gym (charity) in the & lsquo;Green Room’
Q&A – impact of the programme and importance of business involvement
11.40 – 11.45: Team London closing remarks.