Friends of GT Scholars – Don’t miss our latest Volunteer Spotlight!

Friends of GT Scholars – Don’t miss our latest Volunteer Spotlight!

Can you believe it’s July already? This summer is looking very different. It turns out that most of us will be staying home and only 19% of us are considering booking a holiday – “Homecation” is the new “Staycation”! I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely going to find a way to keep this summer bright and interesting! For now, here’s this week’s newsletter!

An enlightening Volunteer Spotlight to check out!
We’ve added another spotlight to the website. Jason has been a great addition to the volunteer team. He’s been volunteering as a mentor with GT Scholars for over 3 years! In this spotlight video interview, Jason shares more about his passion for helping young people and why he decided to volunteer. He also shares more about his experience on the programme and tips for increasing the overall impact of mentoring sessions. Click here to watch the full interview.

A huge thank you to Ford Britain Trust!
We’re really pleased to announce that we recently received funding from Ford Britain Trust to help more young people gain access to tech-related opportunities with us! Thanks to this funding, we’ll be able to provide more places for young people. This will particularly help with GirlMeetsCode as well as any other coding, technology, and entrepreneurial programmes or workshops that we host in the near future.

Virtual Roadshow – Can you arrange an introduction?
Speaking of companies, it’s almost time for our virtual roadshow. Thank you to the volunteers who’ve already connected us to their contacts at their companies. As part of the “Virtual Roadshow”, we’d like to meet with companies that are interested in helping young people to build their skills and access work. If you know someone at work or in your network that is responsible for CSR and you can help with setting up an introduction, please get in touch!

Have a terrific weekend!

Marilyn van Heerden

GT Scholars
Friends of GT Scholars Volunteers