UpRising Core Leadership Programme launch


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Posted on 29 October 2014
Through the programme young people will be equipped with the knowledge, networks, skills and confidence to reach their leadership potential and take social action on issues they care about.”

UpRising Core Leadership Programme launch

Saturday November 15th

Yarnfield Park Training and Conference Centre
 

UpRising has announced the launch of their flagship Core Leadership programme to young people aged 19 - 25 across North Staffordshire. The programme has been endorsed by Keele University and will be delivered in partnership with YMCA North Staffordshire.

The UpRising core leadership programme is a six month programme, involving ‘access behind the scenes’ sessions with some of the UK’s most senior leaders.  The core programme offers participants a unique first-hand view of the way that political, business, public sector and community organisations work together to shape our communities.  Each participant is individually matched with a coach and a mentor who supports them on a one to one basis throughout their time on the programme.

All participants work with other UpRisers to design and deliver a social action campaign on a local issue they are passionate about.  As well as forming networks with senior figures, participants also build strong networks amongst their peers on the programme.

Professor Mark Ormerod, Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Enterprise and institutional lead for Environment and Sustainability, said: "This is a great opportunity for students from both universities in North Staffordshire to connect, and connect with those working and living in the local area.  We see UpRising as a scheme that will further prompt Keele students to give back to the communities that they live in, further broadening their awareness of the local area, its history and its people. After successfully running the programme in Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and London, we are very glad that UpRising sees the potential of Stoke-on-Trent and the surrounding area as one of the great UK cities. Through the programme young people will be equipped with the knowledge, networks, skills and confidence to reach their leadership potential and take social action on issues they care about.”

Most sessions and workshops take place in the evening so that the programme can be fitted around work, study and other commitments and will take place at various locations across North Staffordshire.

Participants will be invited to a leadership retreat at Yarnfield Park on the 15 / 16 November.  If you are interested in taking part then please contact Nicky Twemlow or apply online at http://www.uprising.org.uk/the-programme/uprising-leadership-programme#apply

For more press information please contact Nicky Twemlow on 07969951021 / nicky.twemlow@uprising.org.uk


Notes to editors

UpRising

UpRising is a UK-wide youth leadership development organisation. Our mission is to open pathways to power for talented young people from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds.  We equip them with the knowledge, networks, skills and confidence to fulfil their leadership potential, find new opportunities and transform the world around them through social action.
   

YMCA North Staffordshire

YMCA North Staffordshire now works with over 1500 young people on a weekly basis through the organisation’s diverse range of services and groups including sports, creative arts, education, employment support, youth leadership programmes, specialist family work, health services and accommodation.  Our investment is to all young people and we offer them life changing opportunities, so that they can develop themselves and their worlds around them.
    


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