Friends of GT Scholars – More volunteer opportunities you can get involved with!

Friends of GT Scholars – More volunteer opportunities you can get involved with!

Friends of GT Scholars

Wow! What a week! I hope you also had a great week and that you’re looking forward to the weekend? It’s been a really busy one here at GT Scholars with three back to back coding events we hosted at Google Academy. I’d like to give a huge thank you to everyone who helped to bring these coding workshops to life! But before the weekend officially starts, I’d like to share this week’s newsletter with you.

A #GirlMeetsCode Programme!
Yes, that’s right! The feedback from this year’s and last year’s #GirlMeetsCode workshop was really positive and we’re planning to run a 9 month GirlMeetsCode programme for next year! This programme will allow more girls to develop their coding skills and learn more about the opportunities available to them in this exciting field. If you would like to get involved as a volunteer and support with this programme or you would like to introduce us to a contact in your network, that could support us, then please get in touch! Feel free to send me a quick email if you can help!

Volunteers needed for our annual Dragon’s Den Challenge!
Global Entrepreneurship Week is coming up and that means it’s time for our Annual Dragon’s Den Challenge. This event is definitely one of our most popular workshops, building presentation skills, entrepreneurial skills, team working skills and communication skills for the young people that join us! We’re looking for volunteers that can help by sitting on the Dragon’s Den judging panel. The event will take place on Saturday 23rd November at Goldsmiths University in New Cross from 10am – 4pm. Please let me know if you’d like to join the panel for this year’s challenge! 

A series of webinars to support our volunteers!
I’m really excited to tell you more about a series of webinars we’ll be running, to support all volunteers. The first one will be in November, aimed at volunteer English tutors and will focus on the English curriculum and teaching techniques. The webinar will take place online and is open to registered English tutors and any new volunteers interested in becoming an English tutor. Please keep an eye on our weekly newsletter for more updates. If you’re interested in attending this workshop or you have a specific idea on a workshop that you’d like us to run, please let me know

Have a terrific 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 – Get hands-on this October!

In the Know – Get hands-on this October!

In The Know What's new?

Building hands-on, practical skills such as design, photography and drawing, opens a wide world of opportunities for young people. These skills build creativity and critical thinking, allowing young people to become more adept at coming up with creative solutions to any problem they face. Here are a few activities coming up this month that are perfect for developing these practical skills.

Create! Sustainable Design
The V&A Museum is running a sustainable design workshop for young people between the ages of 13 to 15. Led by professionals from award-winning industrial design agency, Morrama, young people will work according to a design brief where they will design sustainable solutions for an object that is interacted with on a daily basis, such as a smartphone. They will also learn more about mood boards, sketching and making models. This workshop is taking place on Saturday 26th October from 11am. Find out more here

Photojournalism Classes
The Photojournalism Hub is running a series of free photojournalism classes for young people between the ages of 14 to 18. Some of the topics covered will include learning how to take a good exposed photograph, planning and structuring a photo story, and street photography. If your child has a passion for telling a story with images, for photography, and for advocating for social change, these classes will be perfect for them. The first class will be taking place on Thursday 10th October from 4pm at The Invention Rooms. Find out more here

Art and Art History Workshop
Drawing Room is running a free workshop exploring how artists and architects throughout history have expressed important concepts such as identity and time. Led by professional artists and educators, this workshop will allow young people to experiment with materials to create a 2D or 3D mixed-media artwork inspired by various artists. Suitable for young people aged 15 to 18, this workshop will be taking place on Saturday 12th October from 10am. Find out more here.

GT Scholars is a not-for-profit social enterprise and registered charity. We run after-school and weekend programmes that help young people achieve their academic and career aspirations. Our programmes include tutoring, mentoring and enrichment sessions for young people aged 11-18. Contact us if you would like to know more about any of our programmes and courses.

Friends of GT Scholars – Are you a volunteer with coding skills?

Friends of GT Scholars – Are you a volunteer with coding skills?

Friends of GT Scholars

How are you? I hope you’ve had a great week so far? It’s been quite a busy week for me, getting back into the swing of things and preparing for our first scholar intake on Monday.  I’ve also been enjoying the feedback from the skills survey we’ve been getting! You guys are great! This week I’d like to tell you more about a few of our upcoming events and how you can get involved.

Can you be a speaker at our parent information session!
We need volunteers to sit on our panel at our information sessions for parents who are interested in enrolling their child in one of our programmes. There will be two sessions – the first one will be on Saturday 21st September and the second one will be on Saturday 28th September. Both sessions will take place in central London. If you’d like to join our panel and speak about your volunteer experience, please let me know and I’ll fill you in on the details.

Can you help design a coding workshop?
The next skill-building workshops will take place in mid October and are all about introducing young people to the world of coding. We need volunteers who have some time to spare in September to help us design these workshops. It’s a great volunteer opportunity for someone with coding experience wanting to share their skills. You can help design and deliver the content at our workshops or work behind the scenes (like me), by only being involved with the design part.  Please get in touch if you’re interested or know of anyone who’d like to get involved.

Volunteer Skills Survey
I guess by now you might have seen our email series about our new skills survey. Thanks to everyone who completed it so far! If you don’t know about the survey yet, this survey is for volunteers who want to leverage their skills while improving social mobility for young people in London. Our Skills-based volunteering opportunity can empower you to become a change-maker, build on your resume and also give you the opportunity to expand your network. If you’d like to become a skills-based volunteer please complete this volunteer skills survey to tell us more about what you’d like to do.

 

Have a fantastic 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 – Learn new digital and media skills!

In the Know – Learn new digital and media skills!

In The Know What's new?

According to the Digital Marketing Institute, companies across all industries have digitized their operations and processes. This means that jobseekers require specialised digital and media skills such as content and video production to help them stand out from the crowd. Here are a few upcoming activities that will help your child improve their digital and media skills. 

Stop-Motion Animation Workshop
Chocolate Films Workshops, a social enterprise film production company, are running free filmmaking workshops in stop-motion animation for young people from 11 to 16. Attendees will be trained by professional filmmakers using professional filmmaking equipment in story development, craft making, animating and editing the animation film. This workshop is taking place on Thursday 29th August 2019 at the Tachbrook Social Club in Westminster. Find out more here

Music Production Workshop
Peabody Young People Services is running a free music production and spoken word workshop for young people between the ages of 11 to 18. Young people will learn how to express themselves in a new way through music, while also learning new skills to produce their own track! The workshop is taking place on Tuesday 27th August 2019 at the Fulham Palace Road Community Centre. Find out more here

Photography Workshop
Park Cameras is running a free photography workshop with award-winning photographer, Hannah Couzens. During the workshop, Hannah will describe the stories behind a whole range of different portrait shots to help inspire your child and provide some tips & tricks that they can take away to try out themselves. This workshop is suitable for young people aged 16 to 18 and will be taking place on Friday 30th August 2019 at the Park Cameras London Store. Find out more here

GT Scholars is a not-for-profit social enterprise and registered charity. We run after-school and weekend programmes that help young people achieve their academic and career aspirations. Our programmes include tutoring, mentoring and enrichment sessions for young people aged 11-18. Contact us if you would like to know more about any of our programmes and courses.

Friends of GT Scholars – Do you have coding skills?

Friends of GT Scholars – Do you have coding skills?

What's new?

Happy Friday! The weekend is almost here and I hope that you are looking forward to it as much as I am. But before the week comes to an end, I’d like to tell you about an upcoming workshop, share an interesting blog with you and also announce a new partnership.

We need coding workshop facilitators!
We need workshop facilitators to help us with our summer coding workshop in August. The #DayOfCode workshop is a GT Scholars initiative in collaboration with Cyber Hive and Caius House. This three-day workshop will take place at Caius House in Battersea and will run from Tuesday 6th August until Thursday 8th August. If you or someone you know has experience in coding, please feel free to contact me or forward this email to them.

A guest blog on social mobility
On Monday 17th June, one of our volunteers attended the Major Speech with the Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP, Secretary of State for Education. The speech touched on the connection between disadvantaged students and educational attainment. Sarah-Jane Tollan wrote a guest blog about the speech and the Government’s view on the issue and how it plans to tackle it. Find out more by reading this interesting blog Blog

A new partnership!
We’re proud to announce that GT Scholars is now partnering with Bright Network. We’re really excited about this and think that together we can really make a difference. Bright Network’s mission is to help graduates and undergraduates get ahead in their careers by connecting them with the best career opportunities. Keep an eye out for next week’s newsletter as I’ll be sharing more information on opportunities with Bright Network. Visit our website for a full list of all our partners and sponsors.

Have a fantastic 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.

Friends of GT Scholars – Can you volunteer at our Summer Workshop?

Friends of GT Scholars – Can you volunteer at our Summer Workshop?

Volunteers What's new?

It’s Friday, let’s start the countdown to the weekend! But before the weekend break, I’d like to ask your help for an upcoming workshop,  share an interesting blog with you and also ask you to connect us on social media.

Coding Workshop Facilitators needed
We’re still looking for workshop facilitators that can help us run and create content for our summer coding workshop. GT Scholars in collaboration with Cyber Hive and Caius House are running the #DayOfCode workshop for young people between the ages of 11 to 16. The workshop will run from Tuesday 6th August to Thursday 8th August at Caius House in Battersea. If you or someone you know would be interested, please get in touch with me.

Help us Narrow the attainment gap
A vision that’s shared with our volunteers is to help young people achieve their full potential. It’s a widely known fact that private tuition, coaching, and enrichment programmes are expensive and not accessible to young people from low incomes, thus contributing to the widening of the attainment gap. But there is a way we can help narrow the attainment gap. Follow this link to our blog to read more about the challenges young people from low-income homes face and how we provide them with access to high-quality programmes. Please get in touch to find out how to get involved.

Connect us with your friends
Help us leverage the power of social media by following us on any of our social media pages. Whether you decide to like, share, tweet or follow, we have a social media page you can connect to and share with your friends. Find us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram and keep a lookout for volunteer stories, spotlights, and other related education and social mobility content.

Have a wonderful 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 –  Volunteer Opportunities this February!

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

Friends of GT Scholars

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.

In the Know – Great programmes and workshops coming up!

In the Know – Great programmes and workshops coming up!

In The Know What's new? Young people

November brings a chill in the air and the realisation that the year is almost over. For young people, it’s the calm before the rush that the next term will bring. The three options we have for you this week might just be the head start to next year that young people may need!

Apply Now for the GT Scholars Headstart Programme
Applications are now open for the GT Scholars Headstart Programme for young people aged 11-13. The programme will be helping young people get top grades at school and to help them to develop the skills needed to get into a top university or get into a competitive career. To find out more, register your interest here.

Royal Drawing School Taster Workshop
Bookings are now open for this free taster workshop for young people aged 16 and over who are interested in studying art and design. Young people are allowed to develop their skills in life drawing and are also encouraged to participate in the group crit afterwards to learn what makes a good portfolio. To find out more, click here.

National Youth Theatre Start-Up Saturdays
Applications are now open for the National Youth Theatre’s only weekly Saturday course for 11-14 year olds! Start-Up Saturdays encourage young people to put their passion for performance and ideas into action. Across a ten-weeks, participants explore storytelling, devising theatre, movement, music and character. To find out more, click here.

GT Scholars is a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity that runs after-school and weekend programmes that help young people achieve their academic and career aspirations. Our programmes include tutoring, mentoring and enrichment sessions for young people aged 11-18. If you would like to know more about our programmes, please contact us here.