There’s more good news for OnSide this week, as our work is recognised as an example of best practice by United Futures, a partnership programme being delivered by Business in the Community (BITC), National Children’s Bureau and UK Youth, that aims to break down barriers between businesses and the youth sector. It’s part of the government’s Positive for Youth strategy that was announced in December 2011 and is funded by the Department for Education.
United Futures has chosen to highlight OnSide’s work in forging relationships which span the private, public and charity sectors to benefit young people over the past four years, as it reflects the focus of United Future’s work.
As one of 10 case studies now on BITC’s web site, along with more familiar names such as Sainsbury’s, O2 and the Keir Group, we’re in good company, and very proud to have been selected to illustrate how, working together, businesses and charities can make a real difference to young people’s lives, now and in the future.
The full case study is available to download here.
We hope that the information encourages more businesses/entrepreneurs who would like young people to have somewhere to go, something to do, and someone to talk to, to get in touch with us.
If you’d like to know more about OnSide, or think that your area would benefit from a Youth Zone, contact our chief executive, Jeremy Glover, on 01204 369209 or email email@example.com