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Our coffee shop and attached roastery will provide a range of opportunities and a supported environment within which young people will gain skills and experience to support their transition into employment. They will not only be able to learn skills connected to the coffee industry but will also be able to develop transferrable employability skills to take with them to other employers. In addition, there will be a range of supported projects running alongside the Coffee House which will allow young people to gain entrepreneurial skills and start their own micro-enterprises. Working in partnership with Keyham Lodge and Millgate schools and inspired by a student's passion for baking, we hope that this caffeine fuelled initiative will open its first speciality coffee shop in Granby Street in the next few months. Four students have been identified to participate in the project from the Autumn and are eager to start.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Young people with social, emotional and mental health issues face unique challenges as they progress from school to further learning and the workplace. They are less likely to achieve both in terms of their attainment and progression and more likely to be NEET (not in education, employment or training) than their peers. Leicester Coffee House Company will provide the support that these young people need to gain confidence and learn skills to make the transition effectively. Leicester is increasingly attracting businesses and visitors into what is fast becoming one of the UKs fastest growing cities. Leicester Coffee House Company will add to this vibrant scene by upskilling young people who find education difficult and 'just want a job.' We will assist in providing a pool of talent for local businesses and filling what has been described as a 'black hole' for Baristas in the East Midlands.
Steps to get it done:
£5 pledges will receive a free cup of coffee £25 pledges will receive a bag of roasted coffee £100+ pledges will receive a Barista skills workshop
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