Greener Futures for Young People in Kent and Europe

Learning from each other is the outcome of good partnership working. The partners in Greener Futures have each transferred good practice so that the wider partnership can develop new ways of working, finding new solutions to old, shared problems.

Through Greener Futures 20 young people from the south of England share new insight into how to help themselves whilst helping other people. They each volunteered for work experience in a not for profit organisation or community enterprise. Kent and Medway Social Enterprise Network (KAMSEN) developed a bespoke training course, bringing innovation and proven experience to open young minds to the benefit of a career in the Not for Profit Sector.

The young people form a Network through which information is shared, ideas generated and potential explored. Their host organisations benefit from clear visions and new ideas provided by young people whose enthusiasm is uncluttered and whose ambitions are growing.

Learning from transnational partners is an added bonus. The “Trainee Business Development Officers” have opportunities to further broaden their horizons by taking part in visits and seminars in partner countries.

Leah Warren, age 18 from The Hive, Northfleet, says, “Through Greener Futures I have really found myself. I’d not realised before what good career chances there are through working locally. I’ve already found a proper job and I’m training now to become an accountant”. Read more about Leah’s story on the Results page (photo of Leah Warren to go in)

Action with communities in Rural KentBasta!Association de Sauvegarde et promotion de la personneDiagrama EspañaDiagrama FoundationEuropean Comission