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New programme supports young Highland changemakers

By Rachel Smart

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A Dragons' Den event.
A Dragons' Den event.

Young people who attend a youth hub or club in the Highlands now have the opportunity to step up, realise their potential, and create the change they want to see in the world, with the help of the My Future, My Success programme.

Led by Social Enterprise Academy (SEA) the engaging programme will help young people develop essential skills in areas such as employability, global citizenship and leadership.

Funded by Highland Council youngsters will have the chance to attend a Dragons Den event where they can pitch for funding from Firstport. The programme is now open for sign-ups for budding changemakers.

Delivered by a SEA Facilitator who is a social change leader themselves, participants of all ages will experience an inclusive and participatory style of learning where they can develop skills for life, build confidence, learn how to make lasting impact and visit inspiring social businesses.

Jen Lindsay, project manager at the Social Enterprise Academy said: “I’m delighted to be a part of this amazing project. I can’t wait to see what ideas the young people from the youth hubs or clubs across the Highlands come up with to bring positive change to their local communities through social enterprise.”

A social enterprise is a dynamic business with a social purpose that reinvests its’ profits to create positive change. Across the world, social entrepreneurs are creating solutions to tackle big social issues, from energy affordability and food sustainability to climate change and public health.

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