On the YES Project, we have created a new steering group made up of our business volunteers who will support the growth and development of the project. The steering group is made up volunteers from Rock Kitchen Harris, Knights plc and Hinckley And Rugby Building Society.
The group met for the first-time last week to discuss and review the current YES Project Offer. There were some interesting discussions made around creating resources for young people to help them sustain work, how to sell the benefits of YES on a CV and importance of providing advice or mentoring when a young person gets their first job.
The group also discussed employability skills and members stressed the value of soft skills such as resilience, communication and having a positive mindset which the project could help young people gain.
We were also advised to think about the framework we are building around young people and what message we want to convey or validate to young people.
We really appreciated the time and effort of our steering group and the enthusiasm they showed for wanting to support young people. Looking forward to working together over the next few months.