A team of Luton youngsters have just completed a 12 week self development programme.
Under the Prince’s Trust scheme, a group of 14 16-25 year olds not in education employment or training, celebrated finishing the course with a presentation at the Chaul End community centre last month.
Among the projects they got involved with was raising more than £480 via bag packing and a beauty and fun day.
A project called #CleanTeam4U saw them helping a range of different organisations with manual labour, including redecorating a family room in Norton Road Primary School, helping with food packages at Food Bank, designing a creative ethnic wall at African Caribbean Day Centre and various tasks at Chaul End Community Centre.
Their aim was to inspire other young people to make a positive change in their community.
In the team challenge they worked with a range of people to enhance their well-being. The team planned and carried out a workshop for young children at Raynham Way Community Centre to help them with confidence, teamwork and communication.
All the children thoroughly enjoyed it and it was very successful.
The projects are all designed to develop youngsters personally by improving their own confidence, self-esteem and employability.
Tamanna Sidika (Assistant Team Leader) said: “The Team have worked extremely hard throughout the programme. They gave it 100% and that is what they got out of the programme. They are perfect role models for young people today. Well done!”.