The young volunteers want to raise £1,000 via Spacehive to cover their costs in running a Level 1 VIY project over a weekend. If successful, the BAYC Centre will receive £4,000 of donated support from VIY partners, including Wickes, City & Guilds and Rated People, covering tools, materials and mentoring support from local professional tradespeople.
BAYC is a registered charity that supports young people, youth workers, youth clubs and youth organisations across Birmingham, the Black Country and the West Midlands. Its mission is to help create opportunities for positive change in the lives of young people and their communities.
The young volunteers all come from BAYC’s network and will work with professional tradespeople to refurbish the interior of the building, learning new skills.
Many of the young people set to take part in the project are not in education, employment or training and will achieve an entry-level City & Guilds Building & Construction Skills qualification.
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Why it's a great idea:
This project will help young people learn new skills and boost their employment prospects, at the same time as improving and strengthening the BAYC Centre, which provides valuable services to young people and youth clubs in disadvantaged communities. The project is also special because it will bring together local young people and older mentors as ‘first time volunteers’ working to support community regeneration.
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