Friday, 12 March 2010

London 2012 opportunity for disadvantaged Aberdonian Youths

We would like to let you know about an opportunity for disadvantaged youths in Aberdeen.

Aberdeen City Council is developing its partnership with London 2012 to improve outcomes for eight disadvantaged youths within Aberdeen. There are only four places in the whole of the UK offering this opportunity, which is supported by AIYF Gold Festival Sponsor BP.
Young people will be selected in teams of five from a handful of local authorities based around proximity to BPs four hub locations of;
Canary Wharf
Spelthorne and Hounslow

London 2012 have made a commitment to deliver a Young Leaders Programme (YLP) to 100 Youths to give them the chance of a life time to take part in a intensive personal development programme. The programme offers training and coaching with the chance to lead volunteering opportunities, which will run between April 2010 and September 2012.
YLP is designed to develop youth’s inter-personal, communication and leadership skills to enable them to play a significant role in the delivery of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics games.

100 BP employees will be providing individual leadership coaching to young leaders to help them along their way including additional support from a number of athlete mentors and delivery organisations.

This is a very exciting opportunity as it is the only group of young people in the UK to be offered such a high profile role during games time.

Participants must have turned 16 before 1/1/2010 and have a home address in Aberdeen. It is open for youths who have experienced a disadvantage in line with the criteria in the Young Leaders Programme.

For full details on the National programme click here

For a copy of the Nominations Form, please contact the AIYF office on NB Filled in forms must be returned by 17 March.

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