With unrest across the country being blamed by those rioting on a lack of opportunities for young people Connexions Targeted Support in Leeds are tackling the issue head on by bringing opportunities for employment and training to the streets of South Leeds.
On Thursday 11 August an event will be held at Throstle Recreational Playing Fields, Middleton Park Avenue between 11am-4pm promoting a range of training and employment opportunities to young people in south Leeds.
The local community are fully behind the initiative with local shopkeepers saying ‘this is exactly what is needed’.
Throughout the day members of the Connexions Leeds Targeted Support team will visit houses where there are known to be young people not in education, employment or training to encourage them to visit the event centre.
Those visiting the event centre will be able to access support around areas including CV writing, job search, voting on housing and making instant referrals.
Partners available to offer support on the day include Joseph Priestly SAIL programme and Leeds City College , Leeds Learning Links, YOUth Inspire, Health for All, Job Centre+ and Hamara.
This area of South Leeds has been selected due to the higher than average number of young people who are not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET). A further event will be held on 31st August in Belle