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Routes2Success extended to include ethnic minority females

Routes2Success is now in its fourth year of delivery. Initially it focussed on black males from African, Caribbean and mixed backgrounds. Following a consultation with over 100 young girls regarding role model programmes the programme has been extended to include ethnic minority females.

Young males of African, Caribbean and mixed origin and ethnic minority girls and young women don't reach their full potential in education and employment.  Routes2Succes aims to inspire, motivate and raise the attainment of ethnic minority females and black males aged 11-25 in education, employment and entrepreneurship. We do this by using a dedicated volunteer force of successful role models from ethnic minority backgrounds who act as role models for the young people.

The programme engages with a range of stakeholders including young black males, ethnic minority females, parents, role models, schools, pupil referral units, youth offending institutions and local community organisations. It is funded by John Lyons Charity and benefits children and young people up to the age of 25 who live in nine boroughs in northwest London: Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea and the Cities of London and Westminster.

What are the aims of the programme?

Routes2Success will:

  • Inspire young people at risk of becoming NEET (Not in education, employment or training) to continue in school or college.

  • Encourage young people to have career ambitions which are not constrained by ethnic or gender stereotypes and have realistic plans for how they will achieve their ambitions.

  • Help young people have a better understanding of the skills and qualifications employers want.

How can you get involved?

BTEG want schools, care homes, community groups, colleges, universities, youth offending services and pupil referral units to contact us to discuss how we can best support their young people on the R2S programme.

Any organisations outside of the nine boroughs that we are funded to work with can also contact us to see what we can offer.

Contact the Programme Manager:

Brianna Cyrus Brianna@bteg.co.uk / 0207832 5840

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