Groundwork is working across the UK to deliver our part of 'Our Bright Future', a youth-led environmental programme that is designed to inspire the next generation of environment leaders.
Groundwork is running two 'Our Bright Future' programmes: 'Green Leaders' managed by Groundwork UK and 'Welcome to the Green Economy' managed by Groundwork London.
Groundwork UK's 'Green Leaders' programme
Groundwork’s 'Green Leaders' programme is set to give around 900 disadvantaged young people (aged 14-19) a stepping stone to future employment by recruiting them to lead local environmental projects.
The young people involved will play a key role of raising awareness and preparing local communities for climate change as well as preparing for their own futures as they are taught the practical and social skills, experience and confidence needed to be ready for employment.
The project will be run across the UK in Northamptonshire, West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester and the North East targeting urban and rural locations with high levels of deprivation and youth unemployment.
To find out more please visit the Our Bright Future website.
Groundwork London's 'Welcome to the Green Economy' programme
Groundwork London is also involved with 'Our Bright Future' with a project called, 'Welcome to the Green Economy'. The scheme is set to engage 700 young people across 70 secondary schools in London by showing them how to undertake environmental audits in their schools, providing training and work placement opportunities and introducing those involved to the diverse range of career options in the green sector.
Use this link to find out about Groundwork London's 'Welcome to the Green Economy' programme
Read more about how young people are making their mark with Our Bright Future by reading Cassidy and Katherine's stories.