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Some young people could have the Summer of a Lifetime in 2011

by awitherick on 24 March, 2011

This year could offer a life changing experience for some young people in Hertfordshire, thanks to the launch of a new project, Summer of a Lifetime.

Youth Connexions Hertfordshire, which is part of Hertfordshire County Council, has been chosen to deliver an exciting pilot programme for 16-year-olds this summer by the national organisation v in partnership with the Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust.

By taking part in the project the young people will be able to improve their employment prospects, gain new experiences, make friends and build their CV, whilst also having fun.

They will meet inspirational sporting champions and also help their local community. Within the project there will be specialised themes such as music and sport.

Over the summer, participants will benefit from residential challenges, during which they will develop skills and plan a community project. The culmination will then see the young people delivering their social action projects in their local communities.

Leila Borgia, Project Development Manager for Youth Connexions, said “Over the years Services for Young People, Youth Connexions, has delivered a variety of projects which help young people find and sustain work. Summer of a Lifetime is our most exciting project yet, as it will enable young people who do not have a positive outcome after leaving school to build ┬átheir personal development and at the same time support a social action community project.

“This scheme will improve their employability, enhance their life skills and increase their chances of finding full time work.”

There are 60 places available in Hertfordshire and recruitment will take place during March and April.

Young people can apply by contacting Rebecca Birch on 07766 994260 / [email protected]

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