Groups team up to inspire youngsters
A YOUTH charity has teamed up with a Macclesfield business to provide a mentoring service for young people.
Youth Federation, which supports young people across the region, has joined forces with firm KAT, based on Queens Avenue.
KAT will provide a member of staff for a year to be part of the programme, which aims gives young people benefit access to advice and support from experienced members of the Macclesfield business community.
The business is headquartered in Macclesfield but operates nationally, manufacturing, selling and installing bespoke window and door products. It employs 70 people in Macclesfield.
The organisations teamed up thanks to Cheshire Connect, which matches the skills and expertise of local businesses and professionals with the needs of the voluntary and community sector.
The programme is being delivered as part of the Youth Federation’s ‘Aspire’ initiative, which offers personal and social development.
David Richards, from KAT, said: “We are keen to support this initiative because it helps our community by giving disadvantaged young people the chance to develop in a safe, structured environment.”
●● Staff members from Macclesfield business KAT