WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE INVOLVED IN OUR BIG GIVE VIDEO?
We would like to feature a few young people (age 14+) talking about what job they would like to do when they're older and their future career dreams. We are looking to film this at the Crossway Centre on Tuesday 12th October in the afternoon.
Please put your child's name down here if they would be happy to take part.
You will be asked to sign a media consent form.
The video we will be making is to help us apply for funding for our new project, an Access to Work programme, over the coming year. The programme will work with young people with additional needs and disabilities to help prepare them for their first steps into the workplace. Understandably there can be a lot of apprehension and anxiety around getting your first job, but Skylarks’ programme aims to alleviate these worries and instead equip young people with the skills and knowledge they need to achieve this transition well.
We are aiming to run a pilot project early in the new year which will work with professional training providers and Skylarks staff. We also hope to work with local businesses to support and inform them, in order to identify and remove barriers which could be preventing young disabled people from accessing jobs.
We’re excited to be planning the launch of this project - and to help fund it, we will be taking part in this year’s Big Give Christmas Challenge, running from 30th November until 7th December. As ever, donations will be matched by two generous partners, with the proceeds supporting our access to work programme. We can’t wait to share more with you, but in the meantime pop 30th November in your diary!