Friends of GT Scholars – A little gift for you! Yes, you can open it right away!

Friends of GT Scholars – A little gift for you! Yes, you can open it right away!

Friends of GT Scholars Volunteers

Chin up! It’s Friday! I was really looking forward to writing this week’s newsletter, just so that I can share some positive vibes with you! It’s not the greatest time for any of us right now but I am really blown away by all the good deeds people are doing. Like the guy who took his dog for a walk with his drone! You know we just have to pay it forward now! This week we’ve got a couple of favours to ask and… surprise! There’s a special bonus for you at the end!

Have you updated your LinkedIn profile yet?
Have you updated your LinkedIn profile yet since becoming a volunteer with GT scholars? If you’ve recently volunteered with us, don’t forget to add GT Scholars to your LinkedIn experience section! If you haven’t done so already – it’s really easy to do! You just need to add new experience (even if it was in the past) and when it requests for the company you worked at, type in ‘GT Scholars’ or ‘The GT Scholars Programme’. Also, feel free to connect with GT Scholar’s founder, Temi Kamson and she’ll definitely accept your request!!

Could you free up 4 hours next week for an Online Volunteering Project?
So while we’re on the topic of adding volunteering to your LinkedIn profile, why not volunteer a few hours this month or next month?! As mentioned, we’ll be needing volunteers to help us with our online courses and resources for young people. We’ve been really busy lately, with many enquiries from parents. Many have asked if we can collate learning resources that young people can use over the next few weeks. We’re looking for a few volunteers, about 2-3 people, who’d like to get involved in a short project crowdsourcing online learning resources for young people. If you have 4-8 hours to spare next week, please contact us and I’ll fill you in on the details!

Get LinkedIn to work for you!

Now that we’re all stuck at home, it makes perfect sense to boost your online presence and your personal brand. Temi’s been talking about doing this for years – so right now she has no excuse! So to give you some background, Richard is a really good friend of GT Scholars. Temi did a talk in 2018 at one of his London Events – Entrepreneur Business Live (Remember when we used to leave our homes and meet up without a care in the world?) Anyway, Richard also happens to be an authority on LinkedIn with over 20,000 followers! He runs business events in London and Miami and he’s currently offering his Basics of LinkedIn course for free if you register before the end of the week – register now if you can and also send him a thank you from us!

Have a great weekend!

Friends of GT Scholars – It’s all about having some fun and helping young people!

Friends of GT Scholars – It’s all about having some fun and helping young people!

Friends of GT Scholars Volunteers

And Friday rolls over again! With everything that’s going on in the world lately, I’ve decided to do something fun this weekend. I believe everyone needs to have more fun because it relieves stress, uplifts your mood and it can even boost productivity and innovation!  So whatever you’ve got planned for the weekend, I hope you’ll find some time to have a bit of fun! If Hillary can, so can we! Since we’re on the subject, here are some fun volunteering opportunities for you to get involved with.

Would you like to help out with our study skills workshop?
We’re looking for volunteers to help out at our ‘Annual Ready, Set Go: Acing Your Exams!’ workshop, which is a study skills workshop to help young people ace their exams. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet our scholars and interact with young people from a range of backgrounds, helping them with some fun skill-building activities. The workshop will take place on Saturday 14th March at Goldsmiths University and will run from 10am – 4pm. Please let me know if you’re available to help on the day!

Fancy featuring in our volunteer spotlight?
We’re looking for volunteers to feature in our next volunteer spotlight video interview series (we promise to film your good side!) We’ve still got a few spots left in our schedule and would love to hear more about your volunteer experience and how you’ve been able to help your scholar! Camera shy? Don’t worry, we can set up a phone interview instead. If you’ve volunteered with us in the last 6 months and would like to feature in our next spotlight, please get in touch! I’ll also be making some calls in the next couple of weeks.

How to make the most out of the volunteering experience!
Enjoying yourself is one of the most important factors in making the most of your volunteering experience. This is why it is so important to engage in volunteer work that is in line with your passion, interests, and personal goals. Volunteering is about giving up some of your time and using your skills to help others. But have you ever thought about how volunteering can make a significant impact on your life as well? To find out how volunteering can impact your life and how to make the most out of your volunteering experience follow this link to our blog.

 

Have a great weekend!

Friends of GT Scholars – An interview with one of our scholars!

Friends of GT Scholars – An interview with one of our scholars!

Friends of GT Scholars Volunteers

And Friday rolls over once again! I hope you’re having a good day so far? The last couple of weeks we had a lot of fun interviewing volunteers, parents and scholars and in this week’s newsletter, I’d like to share a scholar spotlight with you. Also, I’d like to share more details about our Ambassador’s network we’re launching.

Spotlight on one of our young scholars – Ladan
I recently had the chance to speak to one of our scholars who was on the Bright Ambitions programme throughout the last academic year. Ladan is a  bright young lady with a great future ahead of her. Her goal this term was to move up to higher-level Maths set which she was able to achieve with the support of her volunteer tutor and mentor.  Read her full interview by following this link.

We’re launching an Ambassador’s network for our volunteers!
We’re looking for volunteers to become part of a network of ambassadors who are committed to helping us increase our reach through fundraising and representing GT Scholars at various internal and external events, forming new relationships and expanding our network of support. This role would suit someone who is naturally enterprising and would like to help raise the profile of GT Scholars. Click here for more information and to understand more about this volunteer opportunity.

Do you have a friend who would like to volunteer with us?
We’re getting closer to the start of a new academic year! Next term, we’re hoping to work with even more young people and we can only do this with your support! Over the next few weeks, we’re hoping to recruit more volunteers – just like you! If you know of someone who will make a great volunteer tutor or mentor, please forward this email to them and ask them to fill in this short form. We’ll then get in touch with them to guide them through the application process and have them ready to volunteer when the new term starts.

Have an awesome weekend!

GT Scholars is a not-for-profit social enterprise and registered charity. Our after-school tutoring, mentoring and enrichment programme is designed to help young people aged 11-18 achieve their academic and career aspirations. Visit our website if you’d like to know more about the GT Scholars Programme and how you can make a significant difference in young people’s lives.

 

Volunteers and Friends of GT Scholars –  Can you help us reach more young people?

Volunteers and Friends of GT Scholars – Can you help us reach more young people?

Friends of GT Scholars Volunteers

Happy Friday! We’ve got this week’s newsletter ready for you, so sit back, take five and read all about what’s happening at GT Scholars, including some fantastic opportunities you can share with people you know.

Are you available to volunteer on the 21st February?
We’ve got one more event lined up this month and need event volunteers, workshop facilitators, and event coordinators to support us. This workshop is aimed to answer any questions young people aged 15-17 might have about deciding which career path to take. The Careers Uncovered: An Insight into the Working World workshop, will take place at EY, London E14 5EY on Thursday 21st February from 10am-4pm. Please let me know if you’re available to help on this date and I’ll get in touch to share more details with you.

Share our next workshop with young people
The Ready, Set, Go acing your exams workshop will take place next Saturday 16th February at Bell House from 10am-4pm and is open for young people aged 12-16. During the workshop, young people will learn various useful techniques to improve their study and time management skills to help them to improve their grades. Please feel free to share our Eventbrite page with a young person who would like to ace their upcoming exams.

Would your company or university like to partner with GT Scholars?
We are always looking to make new connections with universities and corporates to support us with site visits and work experience opportunities for our scholars. If you think that your university or company would be interested in supporting us, please contact us for more details. We’d love to set up a meeting to discuss how your company or university can help us make a difference.

GT Scholars is a not-for-profit social enterprise and registered charity. Our after-school tutoring, mentoring and enrichment programme is designed to help young people aged 11-18 achieve their academic and career aspirations. Visit our website if you’d like to know more about the GT Scholars Programme and how you can make a significant difference in young people’s lives.

Volunteers and Friends of GT Scholars –  Volunteer Opportunities this February!

Volunteers and Friends of GT Scholars – Volunteer Opportunities this February!

Friends of GT Scholars Volunteers

Good Morning! It’s Friday and I hope you’re looking forward to a great weekend! Last week we had our first workshop for this term and we’re really excited about our events lined up in the next few weeks. Read on to find out more!

Can you support us at our upcoming workshops?
We need event volunteers, workshop facilitators, and event coordinators to support us at our next workshop for young people on our Bright Ambitions and Head Start Programme. The workshop will take place at Bell House in Dulwich (SE21 7BG) on Saturday 16th February from 10am-4pm. Please let me know if you’re available to help on this date and I’ll get in touch to share more details with you.

Upcoming events for young people living in care
The next two events on our Raising Aspirations Programme will be university visits for young people living in care aged 12-15. We are looking for volunteers, workshop facilitators and events coordinators to help on these days.  The first visit is at LSE on Monday 18th February from 10am-3pm and the second one is at the University of Westminster on Tuesday 19th February also from 10am-3pm. If you’d like to be part of these visits, please contact me and I’ll get in touch to share more details with you.

Would you like to volunteer as a mentor?
We are busy preparing for the launch of The Young Leaders Programme. This programme is all about supporting young people aged 16 to 18 in developing their leadership skills and in gaining access to top universities or apprenticeships. Young people on this programme will work directly with mentors to achieve their specific goals. The programme will start on Monday 22nd April 2019. Please get in touch if you’re available and would like to get involved and feel free to tell your friends and colleagues about our volunteer opportunities.

GT Scholars is a not-for-profit social enterprise and registered charity. Our after-school tutoring, mentoring and enrichment programme is designed to help young people aged 11-18 achieve their academic and career aspirations. Visit our website if you’d like to know more about the GT Scholars Programme and how you can make a significant difference in young people’s lives.