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PLM Academy

Funded on Spacehive 11 April 2017

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PLM Academy

PLM Academy

André Lewis By André Lewis

Using underused spaces to host young people working on a social project in their community, whilst we teach them digital and entrepreneurship skills.

Hornchurch Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 11 Apr 2017!

Over a 12 week period, there will be 30 students aged 16 - 18 working on a recycling project. The aim is to inspire youths to see the benefits of social entrepreneurship whilst learning essential digital skills which are needed in their future. They will produce a product or service, a 30 second advert and a magazine or website, which will all be used in a pitch they will create at the end of the 12 weeks. We are keen to use underused spaces to allow a breath of creativity, innovation and impact to benefit the very community they are living in. Some of the workshops covered will include: - Storytelling - Introduction to coding - Social media marketing - Perfecting public speaking After this 12 week project, we will then focus on connecting under 25's with a foundation of marketing experience, with a 12 week workshop where they will up skill their digital knowledge, create a portolio, and connect with SME's.

What we'll deliver:

  • Accessing workshop practitioners
  • Refurbishing space
  • Renting space
  • Physical equipment

Why it's a great idea:

Empowering young people - We want to up skill youths with relevant skills to make them more employable, and accountable for the direction of their lives. Addressing digital poverty - Accessibility to learning digital skills will either come with a heavy price tag, a requirement of resources or even the knowledge that this exists. These skills should be made available to learn to as many people as possible. Engaging with the community - Millennials in particular have a branding of being lazy and disengaged. We want to show how mentors from this generation can support those younger them to make an impact and inspire others to continue to do so.

Steps to get it done:

  • Book practitioners / workshop hosts
  • Confirm project with school(s)
  • Confirm space(s)
  • Confirm venue for pitching awards
  • Host first workshop
  • Recruit team of 6
  • Recruit 9 Mentors

Location Hornchurch

About the space

London borough of Havering


London Borough of Havering

How will the money be spent?Total £111

Unlock our space - £100 (90%)
Other - £11 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Unlock our space
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £111

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