Groups team up to in­spire young­sters

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY -

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

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