At a recent Downing Street event, Minister for Civil Society Nick Hurd said: “This is part of our drive to create a generation of ‘work ready’, well-rounded young people with raised aspirations about their future.” So how do you create a generation of “well-rounded young people”? Well, we’re doing our bit at Engage Communities to ensure that young people in Stoke-on-Trent are as equipped as they can be to live healthy, happy and successful lives regardless of their background through our Round House project. I firmly believe that to encourage young people to change their lives, you need a rounded approach. The Round House project is designed to influence every area of a young person’s life. They get to learn a skill to give them confidence, gain a qualification which will increase their employability, gain access to a mentor to help them tackle any challenges in their lifestyle, and learn a sport that will help them to be fit and healthy. So, we feel that we’re on track to support a generation of well-rounded young people through our aptly named Round House project. For more information, watch this space.
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