Young People Seek Others For Enterprise Project

22nd October 2015 - posted by Lucy Hamlin

A group of young people who are setting up a mini enterprise in the Ribble Valley are calling upon other young people to join the project and get involved in something exciting.

Spring into Action is working with a group of young people to teach them business and committee skills, which will help them to have the ability to set up a mini enterprise that they will run.

Lancashire County Council and the BIBAs Foundation has funded Spring into Phab Volunteering to teach young people aged 16-25 key business skills and help them to set up and run a multi-activity club for other children and young people in the area. The project, which stared on 8th October sees youth workers from Spring into Action teach skills to young people that will enable them to be fully equipped to launch the club next year.

The group are now calling on the borough’s young people to join the project and get involved in this exciting opportunity.

Lucy Hamlin, Director of Spring into Action said: “This is an innovative project which sees young people learn a range of skills that they can put into practice as they launch the enterprise. Young people are supported by staff but all decisions on the club, and will also be committee members.

“This is a very real enterprise project where young people will make decisions, launch a genuine club and volunteer within that club to ensure it runs smoothly. There are opportunities for young people with and without disabilities to initially take part in the project, taking on club roles and learning everything from fundraising to marketing, finance to committee skills. Those young people will then become volunteers within the club, which is expected to launch in April 2016. This will also give very real skills and experience to the young people taking part which they can use in later life.”