On Tuesday, 4th April, Reach Society once again showcased talent in the Black community in its 7th Careers Conference. The climax of the day was the announcement of the second full scholarship for a British young man of Caribbean background seeking entry to Brunel University London in September 2018; and the new summer internship at Grace Foods for a British young woman, of the same background, who is studying at Brunel University.
Young people, aged 14 to16, in Wolverhampton and nearby areas, and their parents and carers, had the opportunity to gain invaluable information, advice and guidance from roughly two dozen professionals, from the local Black community, and a similar number of local employers at the Employability Day held on 22 February, in the iconic Molineux stadium.
The comprehensive recognition framework (or recognition awards) is designed to fulfil two objectives:
Firstly, Reach Society wishes to encourage and recognise self development in young people, with particular emphasis on Black boys and young Black men.
Secondly, Reach Society wishes to recognise those who have a history of service to its development or have made extra-ordinary contributions to it.
There are two sets of recognition awards - one for self development, which will be awarded to children and young adults; and the other for extra-ordinary contributions and long service to Reach Society.
Nominations would be most welcome from parents, mentors, teachers, youth workers or anyone who is in regular contact with young people.
To learn more obtain these recognition awards; and how to nominate a young person please contact Dr Dwain Neil, director, foundation programme - 07949-431-992 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org