The eet! Community Food Project will provide young people with work-based training and business qualifications through the sale of sustainable ethical food at a new community cafe. The project will also provide volunteer opportunities that equate to credits donated to local community groups.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 September 2011 to 12:00 PM, 1 September 2012
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1098853)
Based in 20% most deprived area of England. Large number of yp locally have low educational achievement levels, low self-esteem, low aspiration, high state dependency. Education system doesn't fully recognise non-academic achievement or focus on work ready skills i.e. sales, customer service, business skills. Massive youth unemployment yp with no/low skills squeezed out of job market through employers high demand for graduates. Yp feel marginalised and not part of community (2011 London riots).
The eet! project will tackle the problem by taking on local young people and providing them with a real working environment and equip them with enterprise skills. This will be linked to a 30-week foundation learning programme focussing on enterprise & employability skills in partnership with a local college. The Crew Club is based in the heart of the community and has a track record of working successfully with young people to achieve, confidence, skills, volunteering, qualifications and jobs.
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