Friends of GT Scholars – We’re taking on the Big Give Challenge for young people living in care!

Friends of GT Scholars – We’re taking on the Big Give Challenge for young people living in care!

What's new?

TGIF! The weekend is about to start and I hope that you’ve got some exciting plans lined up despite the completely unpredictable weather! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be preparing for the Raising Aspirations Programme for young people living in care! We’re really excited about the difference that this programme will make – Keep reading to find out how you can get involved!

Pledges for the Big Give Challenge
We’re raising money for the Raising Aspirations Programme 2019-2020, which will be helping young people living in care to overcome challenges they face and to improve their chances of getting into top universities and top apprenticeships. We’re aiming to raise £2500 before 30 August and so far we’ve secured £120 in pledges! If you’d like to pledge, please complete this short online form.

An interview with one of our amazing volunteer tutors – Janet Cheney
A few weeks ago I had a chance to interview the ever so lovely Janet Cheney who has been actively volunteering with us for about a year now. Janet’s passion for tutoring and working with young people is hard to miss and she’s really made an impact on her student’s life this term. I really enjoyed chatting with her and you can learn more about Janet’s experience this term by reading the full interview on our blog page.

Is social mobility stagnating?
When you think about social mobility and how it affects us, a lot of issues comes to mind and a lot of solutions that could potentially address the challenges that need to be overcome. It is important to understand these issues and develop successful and sustainable strategies to address them. Our latest blog takes a closer look at what it will take to improve social mobility in the UK. 

Have a great 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.

 

In the Know – Summer volunteer opportunities!

In the Know – Summer volunteer opportunities!

In The Know Parents What's new?

Volunteering for a local cause or charity provides useful skills to young people, while also increasing their social responsibility and community involvement. Volunteer experience can also be used to build their CV. Here are three interesting volunteering opportunities that your child can get involved in this summer.

Reading Mentor
Westminster Libraries are looking for volunteer reading mentors from the age of 14 to help deliver their Summer Reading Challenge. This is a national reading initiative which encourages children to read for fun over the summer holidays. Volunteers will help with talking to children about the books they have been reading, encouraging them to share their views and ideas, preparing for events and promotions and assisting with administration. You will need to fill in an online application by the 19th of July and you can find out more here.

Youth Panel Member
The Horniman Museum and Gardens in Forest Hill is looking for young people aged 14 to 19 who want to get their voice heard or gain experience in producing and marketing youth events. The panel meets regularly to plan exciting events and help the museum become more youth-friendly. Panel members will also work with artists and do lots of other behind-the-scenes things. You will need to apply by the 5th of July and you can find out more here.

Youth Worker
Highgate & Holloway Woodcraft Folk are looking for enthusiastic volunteers from the age of 16 to get involved in games and outdoor activities, organise arts and crafts, and facilitate interesting discussions with the children they work with. Skills that you will develop include creativity, resilience, teamwork, communication and confidence. Applications close on the 14th of July and you can find out more here.

GT Scholars offers after-school programmes that focus on social mobility, growth mindset and helping young people to achieve their aspirations. Our programmes include tutoring, mentoring and enrichment sessions for young people aged 11-16. If you would like to know more, please contact us here.