Friends of GT Scholars – Help us reach bright young entrepreneurs!

Friends of GT Scholars – Help us reach bright young entrepreneurs!

It’s been a lovely sunny week with a wonderful shower to cool things down a bit! Hopefully, the summer vibes will be back soon! I’m 100% ready for the weekend! How about you? Before we head off into the weekend, I’d like to share a couple of volunteering opportunities and a new volunteer spotlight with you! So take a quick break and read this week’s newsletter!

Do you know a young entrepreneur up for an exciting challenge?
The Global Teenpreneur Challenge is almost ready to launch and we’re calling on business-savvy teens to sign up for this exciting challenge! This challenge is designed to encourage young people to learn about developing and promoting their very own business idea online and getting exposure to entrepreneurial companies. Can you help us spread the word to parents and teens by liking and sharing our Facebook post? All you have to do is like and share this Facebook post!

Rachel takes the spotlight!
As we come to the end of the academic year, we had a look back at some of the great volunteers we’ve had the pleasure of working with over the past few months. Rachel, a former volunteer mentor, takes the spotlight and tells her story about becoming a mentor with GT Scholars. Rachel really cares about social mobility in the UK and wanted to specifically help young people with making decisions. If you would like to watch her full spotlight interview, follow this link!

Thinking about Volunteering in the new term?
This week, The Guardian reported that 40% of the teacher assessments submitted to Ofqual have been downgraded. This left a lot of young people unhappy after receiving their A-level results yesterday. GCSE results that are due next week will also be impacted by this algorithm, especially results for disadvantaged students. Now more than ever, young people will need help to deal with school closures and the uncertainty of when they will reopen again! You can help young people by volunteering as a tutor for 1 hour a week or a mentor for 2 hours a month. Thanks to everyone who has already confirmed their availability! If you’d like to volunteer during the next 12-week term starting in September, please get in touch!

Have a beautiful weekend!

Marilyn van Heerden

GT Scholars
Friends of GT Scholars Volunteers