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Youth Partnerships

We are very proud that our profile and reputation as a provider of high quality youth engagement activities and projects is continuing to rise.

Stoke College students receive their award Stoke College students receive their award

We recognise the value and importance of collaborative working and have recently developed a number of high profile partnerships with key organisations and agencies that are enabling us to reach new audiences and engage young people in new and innovative ways.

We are currently working with a number of partners both nationally and locally to develop our youth offer and maximise the impact of this growing area of our work. Current partners include; the Scouts Association, vInspired, National Union of Students (NUS), National Citizen Service (NCS), Princes Trust, Construction Youth Trust (CYT), Stoke College, and the #Iwill campaign with Step up to Serve to name but a few.

Dissertations for Good

A national NUS initiative, students are connected with organisations to complete research projects together into social, economic and environmental sustainability. Their work contributes in a tangible way, by producing a report that is useful for their partnered organisation. The Trust is now a resistered organisation. 

To find out more please contact the Trust's youth development officer for the (South) Sonia Blackett, on 07464 493922 or sonia.blackett@canalrivertrust.org.uk  

Construction Youth Trust - Budding Brunels 

Budding Brunels is an Open College Network London (OCNL) accredited course that gives young people from a diverse range of disadvantaged backgrounds an insight into the built environment.  It consists of a 3 day STEM programme where Construction Youth and the Trust work together.

The first project delivery was in November 2015, a second project took place in July 2016. This was based around the Carpenters Lock redevelopment in Loughborough University (East London). 15 young people (16-18 years old) from six schools in the surrounding Olympic borough attended the programme. The delivery was supported by 16 Trust volunteers.

For more information on this project, contact Sonia Blackett, the Trust's youth development officer for the South on 07464 493922 or email at sonia.blackett@canalrivertrust.org.uk 

 

Last date edited: 30 November 2016