News — June 4, 2013 19:07

LFC Foundation Youth Ambassadors Celebrate Employment Programme

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A special event was held at Anfield last week to recognise the achievements of young people on the second phase of a unique programme that provides boys and girls with training and high-profile ambassador opportunities.

The Youth Ambassadors Scheme – a partnership launched in April 2012 between Liverpool FC Foundation and Liverpool City Council – has proved to be a huge success providing 50 young people, aged 16-19, with part-time employment with the Club over two phases of the programme.

The first phase of the scheme was so successful that ten young people were offered full-time employment with new organisations as a result of the training, experience and confidence gained during the programme.

The second stage recruited 25 young people who started working and representing the club in December 2012.

Since joining, the young people have studied for a level one qualification with the Liverpool FC Foundation, helping their employment credentials. They have also acted as representatives of the city, greeting travelling football fans and distributing information about the city’s sights and attractions.

Specifically, the youngsters have also assisted Liverpool FC Foundation at the European Association for the Study of Obesity Conference at Liverpool’s Arena and Convention Centre, and undertook survey work for Liverpool City Council during Liverpool’s one-night arts and culture event.

Mark Haig, Liverpool FC Foundation’s head of operations, said: “The Liverpool FC Foundation is dedicated to encouraging young people into enterprise and opportunities to help improve their lives.

2 - (L-R) - Cllr Ann O'Byrne, Liverpool City Council with Youth Ambassador, Ellen Kane, and Liverpool FC Foundation Director, Gary Adlen.

“We are delighted to be celebrating a successful second phase of our Youth Ambassador scheme with Liverpool City Council.

“Young people are the future of our city and by working closely with agencies and the local communities collectively this partnership helps them achieve their goals.”

Cllr Ann O’Byrne, Liverpool City Council, added: “This is a fantastic initiative which has given young people a real opportunity to gain skills which can help them secure employment.

“Young people have a vital role to play in promoting the city and our partnership is a great example of how investing in today’s youth can bring massive benefits to our communities for years to come.

“I am extremely happy to be marking the achievements of these young people who have grown in confidence through this scheme.

“I know this programme will continue to go from strength to strength.”

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