Friends of GT Scholars – Find out more about our Advisory Board roles!

Friends of GT Scholars – Find out more about our Advisory Board roles!

Friends of GT Scholars Volunteers

Ahoy matey! It’s Friday! Did you know tomorrow is International Talk Like A Pirate Day? I’m sure someone somewhere in the world is making big preparations for tomorrow! Anyway, I’ve decided to get into the swing of things for this peculiar day, so pardon the pirate lingo! Before we all set sail for the weekend, I’d like to share our latest crew member roles with you, and also ask for your help in sharing our programmes with any lads or lassies you might know!

Advisory Board roles available!
We have a few roles available within our Advisory Board, for professionals who’ve got experience in PR, Finance, SEO & Digital Marketing. Advisory Board Members play an integral part in the future development of GT Scholars and the impact we can make. If you would like to apply for one of these positions or know of someone who would be interested to find out more, please feel free to get in touch with me by sending a quick email!

Connect us to a Corporate Sponsor!
Thanks to everyone who was able to connect us with their network. Our virtual roadshow will run from Monday 5th October to Friday 9th October 2020, and we still have a few openings in our schedule. We’d love to hear from your company if they would like to get involved with Global Teenpreneur, by either sponsoring a cash or non-cash prize. Non-cash prizes can be anything relating to company merchandise or a-day-in-the-office work experience opportunity. If your company would like to get involved or if you have any other prize ideas in mind, please let me know!

Can you share the challenge with young people?
Entries for Global Teenpreneur are streaming in from all over the world, and we are so excited to meet the teenpreneurs! The challenge will give young people an opportunity to learn how to launch their own business online, compete with other teenpreneurs around the world and also stand a chance to win up to £5000 in cash prizes! Parents and young people can register their interest up until the 31st of October! If you know someone who might be up for this challenge, please feel free to share this link with them!

Have a fantastic weekend!

Marilyn van Heerden

In The Know: Exciting Extra Curricular Opportunities!

In The Know: Exciting Extra Curricular Opportunities!

In The Know Parents What's new?

We know that there are so many exciting programmes out there at the moment, and it can be quite difficult to decide on which programme will be the best fit for your child to keep them engaged and improving their skills. This week we’d like to share three programmes that will help them improve their grades, and get their innovative minds flowing! Read on to find out more.

Join the Bright Ambitions Programme!
The Bright Ambitions online tutoring programme is back for another term, and applications are now open! If your child is between the ages of 13-16, then this programme is an excellent way for them to improve their grades in Maths or English, and also develop their leadership skills in the process. Applications close on Friday 25th September and you can register your interest here.

Global Teenpreneur – The Challenge has begun!
Entries for Global Teenpreneur have been streaming in from all over the world, and we are so excited to meet the teenpreneurs! This challenge is for young people aged 13-17 and is a great opportunity for your child to learn how to launch their own business online! There are cash prizes up for grabs for teams who make it through to the final challenge! To find out more click here.

Be part of the Virtual Girls into Coding Workshop
Girls into Coding is running a virtual coding workshop for young girls aged between 10-14. The online workshop is free and allows girls to explore online topics using the BBC Micro: bit (tiny computers). Topics include coding activities, online robotics, 3D Design, electronics, and physical computing. The workshops will be held on Sunday 27 September 2020. To register click here.

In The Know – Exciting After School Activities!

In The Know – Exciting After School Activities!

In The Know Parents What's new?

With school back in full swing, everyone is getting back into routine and you might be considering signing your child for an extracurricular activity. After school activities are a great way to boost academic performance and explore new interests and hobbies. We’ve listed 3 items that focus on different topics including an online tutoring programme, an entrepreneurship challenge, and an art club for creative young minds. Read on to find out more.

Bright Ambitions Programme – Applications open soon!
The GT Scholars Online Tutoring programme is back for another term and applications for the Bright Ambitions Programme will open soon! The programme is for young people aged between 13-16 and offers a great opportunity for your child to get excellent grades at school, improve their leadership skills, or get into top universities. The programme includes one-to-one tutoring in Maths or English, 3 online mentoring sessions, and 3 online skill-building and enrichment workshops. To register your interest click here.

Global Teenprenuer Challenge 
We have kick-started our Global Teenprenuer challenge and entries have been streaming in. If your child is aged between 13-17 and wants to pick up new entrepreneurial skills, why not get them to enter the challenge? It’s an excellent opportunity for your child to learn how to build and launch their own business whilst working in a team. There are cash prizes up for grabs for teams who make it through to the final challenge! To find out more click here.

Easely Does It Kids – After School Art Club
Easely Does it Kids is hosting an after school art club for children of all ages. Your kids can join a virtual paint party via zoom which they will demonstrate step by step to help even the most inexperienced artist create a picture to be proud of. All you need is a mixture of acrylic paints and assorted brushes. You can join on Wednesday 23 September 2020 and the fee is £6 to enter. To join click here.

Please note that there will be some changes to the website this weekend which means that the website and emails may be down for a few hours – but we will be up and running on Monday 14 September 2020.

Friends of GT Scholars – A variety of online opportunities!

Friends of GT Scholars – A variety of online opportunities!

Friends of GT Scholars Volunteers

It’s Friday! I hope you had a great week? The weekend is here, and with the new social gathering ban in place, you might need to reshuffle your schedule to make sure you plan your social life in increments of six! A lot of people are wondering if this ban will bring about tension in the S Club 7 WhatsApp group! I guess we’ll just have to wait and see! Luckily, our programmes are now entirely online, and we can still bring young people together, without any restrictions! Speaking of online opportunities have a look at this week’s newsletter!

Got what it takes to sit on our Advisory Board?
We are looking for professionals who are also very passionate about helping young people and would be interested in being part of our Advisory Board. If you have experience in Digital Marketing, SEO, P.R or Finance and would like to know more about these opportunities or know someone who would be a good fit for one of these roles, please get in touch, and I’ll share more information with you!

Global Teenpreneur: The challenge for future entrepreneurs!
I hope you have had a chance to have a look at our new competition and join in our excitement!? If not, don’t worry because we can fix that! We’ve put together the Global Teenpreneur Challenge for young people between the age of 13 & 17 to enhance and develop their entrepreneurial skills. If you know of anyone who would be interested to join the challenge, please feel free to share this link. Registration is still open for young people up until the 31st of October!

Endless opportunities for Corporates to get involved!
As part of the Global Teenpreneur competition, we are looking for corporate companies who’d be interested to be a sponsor to provide prizes and other goodies for the winning teams. The possibilities of different kinds of prizes are endless and can be in many forms to help our winning teams further develop their entrepreneurial or business skills after the competition! Prizes can be physical prizes like swag or they can be virtual eg. virtual internships or masterclasses. If you know a company that would be interested in sponsoring the competition or giving prizes, please send me a quick email and I’ll get in touch with you!

Please note that there will be some changes to the GT Scholars website this weekend which means that the website and emails may be down for a few hours – but we will be up and running again on Monday 14 September 2020.

Have a beautiful weekend!

Marilyn van Heerden

In The Know : Exciting career opportunities!

In The Know : Exciting career opportunities!

In The Know Parents What's new?

With so many career choices available out there, many young people are often overwhelmed by deciding on which career path to take. You can support your child in making this important life decision by introducing them to different careers. Here are three exciting opportunities that you can share with your child!

Global Teenpreneur is Live!
Registrations have been rolling in as we kick-started our Global Teenprenuer Challenge last week. This is an exciting new competition for young people aged 13-17. Each week they’ll work towards completing a new challenge and there will be cash prizes up for grabs for teams who make it through to the final challenge! To sign up and find out more, please click here.

Attend an online conference with Get into Medicine!
Get into Medicine is hosting a free online conference for young people in year 8 and up. There is a range of excellent content and distinguished speakers from UK medical schools and professional organisations. Topics covered include providing advice on which medical school to choose, examinations you will need to take, and the work experience required to get into the medical field. The event takes place on Sunday 20 September 2020. To book your spot click here.

Virtual Career Event for girls in STEM
London Technology is hosting a free online virtual career event and a live network chat with top graduate employers. You will hear insightful presentations from exhibiting companies and ask your questions to a panel of women already working in the technology sector. You can also visit virtual company stands to learn more about working in the STEM field. It’s open to young girls wanting to study a STEM-related course at University. The event takes place on Monday 28 September 2020. To register click here.

Please note that there will be some changes to the website this weekend which means that the website and emails may be down for a few hours – but we will be up and running on Monday 7 September 2020.

Friends of GT Scholars – Volunteer Opportunities to look forward to!

Friends of GT Scholars – Volunteer Opportunities to look forward to!

Friends of GT Scholars Volunteers

Happy Friday! It’s been a short work week and I must say that a four day work week is something I could get used to! Did you know that Finland’s prime minister is actually playing around with this idea? And thanks to Google who’s also celebrating their 22nd birthday today, I can amuse you with these odd bits of information, they make great conversation starters by the way! Anyway, that’s enough chit chat from me! Here’s this week’s newsletter…

Would you like to volunteer as a tutor or mentor?
The new term is only a few weeks away and we’re really looking forward to it! Thanks to everyone who got in touch to confirm their availability! I’d love to hear from you if you’re interested in volunteering during the next 12-week cycle starting mid-September. Volunteer mentors support their mentee for 6hrs in a term and volunteer tutors support their tutee for 12hrs in a term. If you’d like to find out more, please feel free to drop me a quick email!

Would you like to be part of the Global Teenpreneur action?
Thanks to everyone who’s reached out about getting involved with this programme! I’ll be in touch with you soon. The challenge is on! Many young people are already hard at work completing their first challenge! This 4-month programme will include 21 masterclasses on topics such as leadership skills, pitching & presentation skills, campaign management, and video animation! We’re looking for talented facilitators to run workshops and professionals to sit on the panel of judges. Sounds like fun? Please get in touch

Can you help us share our new programme with your network
Have you taken some time to have a look at our new programme the Global Teenpreneur Challenge? To say the least, the word is spreading like a wildfire and applications are streaming in! If you would like to know more about this programme for business savvy teens, or you would like to share this with a family member, friend, parent, or young person, make sure to follow this link to the Global Teenpreneur website!

And as a last note, please note that there will be some changes to the website this weekend which means that the website and emails may be down for a few hours – but we will be up and running on Monday 7 September 2020.

Have a terrific weekend!

Marilyn van Heerden

Friends of GT Scholars – Exciting opportunities to get involved with!

Friends of GT Scholars – Exciting opportunities to get involved with!

Friends of GT Scholars Volunteers

It’s the start of the bank holiday weekend! If the weather plays along, there is a special way you can spend your day. Monday is also Eat Outside Day! And you might be thinking exactly what I’m thinking right now. Sunshine + Blanket + Good food + Good company = Pure Bliss! But before we kick our feet up, let me share some opportunities you can get involved with!

Global Teenpreneur: It’s official!
It’s alive! On Wednesday this week, we went live with our Global Teenpreneur website and we’re super excited about the next few months! If you know of any young person who would be interested in taking part in the challenge, please share this opportunity with them and also feel free to forward the link to your friends & family! Be sure to check out the website for more information here!

Workshop Facilitators and Judges needed!
Are you interested in getting involved as a workshop facilitator or judge for the Global Teenpreneur Challenge? As part of this exciting new programme, we’ll be hosting 21 Masterclasses which will be on a range of different topics such as leadership skills, pitching & presentation skills, campaign management, and video animation! If you’d like to get involved and would like to find out more, please get in touch!

New role available at GT Scholars!
If you’re looking for a part-time and flexible role, we might just have the thing for you! We’re on the lookout for someone to fill the role of a document checker. This role will involve in-person meetings with new volunteer recruits, who are on the last step of their application process, to verify their original documentation. If you’d like to get more details about this role please feel free to send me a quick email here!

Have a lovely weekend!

Marilyn van Heerden

In the know : Innovative activities for young people

In the know : Innovative activities for young people

In The Know Parents What's new?

Have you been thinking about ways on how to jump-start your child’s creative thinking skills? Here are three exciting activities that they can participate in that will inspire them and keep their innovative minds flowing! The line-up includes fun online activities for the whole family and a great opportunity for aspiring young entrepreneurs!

Join the Global Teenpreneur Challenge!
We’re so excited, Global Teenprenueuer is finally here! This is an exciting new competition for young people aged 13-17. It’s an excellent opportunity for your child to learn how to build and launch their own business! Each week they’ll work towards completing a new challenge and there will be cash prizes up for grabs for teams who make it through to the final challenge!  To sign up and find out more, please click here.

Visit the SmartKid Expo!
SmartKid has put together an online expo with workshops for young people. The expo hosts inspirational activities, classes, and special guests that will help to inspire your children’s futures for the better. It’s promised to be a fun, creative, and educational event for the whole family. The event takes place on Saturday 5 September and is free for young people under 18. To book your ticket click 
here.

Take part in a Select a Quest mission!
Pins and Needles Productions brings you an interactive online event. It’s a vibrant mix of mystery, silliness, and fun as families get together to explore the 27 scenes set across six levels, leading to one winner. Select a Quest promises to offer families an innovative theatrical experience in the comfort of your own home. It’s free to participate and takes place on Saturday 5 September. To sign up click here.

Friends of GT Scholars – Judges & Workshop Facilitators needed for Global Teenpreneur!

Friends of GT Scholars – Judges & Workshop Facilitators needed for Global Teenpreneur!

Friends of GT Scholars Volunteers

It’s the weekend!! Hope you had a good week? Some of our scholars are definitely starting the weekend on a high note with the release of the GCSE results yesterday. Did you know that this year’s results marked the highest pass rate and the highest proportion of top grades in England since the qualifications were reformed? With the new term around the corner, I’d like to share some exciting opportunities with you! Read on to see if you could help!

Available roles for talented professionals!
We’re always up for collaborating with talented professionals to share our passion for providing young people with great opportunities. There are a few part-time roles available starting next month, including online workshop facilitator roles as well as judges & speaker panel member roles for online workshops. We’re also looking for a document checker to verify new volunteer applicants’ documents. If you’re interested in getting more information about any of these roles, please get in touch!

Global Teenpreneur Challenge
We’ve co-designed the Global Teenpreneur Challenge with scholars from the Inspiring Future Leaders Programme. We’d really like you to help us get the word out there about this amazing initiative to equip future entrepreneurs with the right skills to succeed. There are two ways you can help! You can either share this challenge with a business-savvy young person or their parents; or you can connect us with your company by hitting reply and we will share how they can benefit from partnering with us.

New term Volunteering opportunities!
If you might be interested in volunteering as either a mentor or tutor in the new term, this is what you need to know. Firstly the term will run for 12 weeks, kicking off mid-September. As a volunteer mentor, you can divide your sessions into monthly 2-hour or bi-weekly 1-hour sessions, and as a volunteer tutor, you can schedule 1 hour weekly sessions. Thank you to everyone who’s already contacted me! We’re really looking forward to the new term and if you’d like to find out more, please feel free to drop me a quick email!

Have a great weekend!

Marilyn van Heerden

In The Know : Box out the boredom this Summer!

In The Know : Box out the boredom this Summer!

In The Know Parents What's new?

Summer is in full swing and although outdoor activities are slowly but surely becoming an option again, you might still prefer to spend most of your time indoors. This week, we have found three online activities that will keep your child entertained in the comfort of your home. Read on to find out more.

Join the Global Teenpreneur Challenge!
It’s almost time for the Global Teenpreneur Challenge! We’re so excited to bring you an exciting new competition for young people aged 13-17. This is an excellent opportunity for your child to learn how to build and launch their own business! Each week they’ll work towards completing a new challenge and there will be cash prizes up for grabs for teams who make it through to the final challenge!  To sign up and find out more, please click here.

Create your own animated short film!
Camberwell College of Arts is hosting a free workshop for young people between the ages of 7 and 13 where they can learn to create a collaborative animated short film. Participants will generate concepts, draw in elements, and record voice-overs for a final film, which will be screened at the end of the Summer Sessions workshops! The first session starts on Tuesday 1st September. To sign up click here.

Join Virtual Girls Into Coding #2!
Girls into coding is hosting a free online event for girls aged 10-14. With 4 exciting workshops to choose from, your child will be able to explore online coding activities, online robotics, 3D Design, electronics, and physical computing. This is the perfect opportunity to get some hands-on coding time from the comfort of your home! The workshop will be held on Sunday 6th September 2020. To find out more click here.