Future Generation Projects
The Future Generation Projects is an innovative and unique offer developed to utilise the Invest St Helens platform to improve the lives of young people in St Helens.
The Economy Board’s strategic aim is to promote St Helens as a place to live work and grow, via nurturing aspiration, ambition and pride. The Board recognises that investment in the town means much more than economic growth, and that there is a need to incorporate social and community cohesion, particularly in relation to young people.
A series of objectives have been identified in respect of achieving this, which are:
- To raise aspiration and ambition
- To link schools and businesses together
- Link young people to the future economy
- To create a positive perception of St Helens
The Ambassadors Programme has been running successfully since April 2017 with over 120 local regional and national businesses, schools and not-for-profit organisations to act as St Helens Ambassadors.
Invest St Helens pledges to work with schools in St Helens by delivering projects to raise aspiration and ambition.
The Voice of The Child is paramount in our approach, to support this there has been extensive consultation and engagement with young people to help determine our programme delivery. Focus groups have been established within Ambassador schools, with pupils to act as champions for Invest St Helens and its objectives for schools.
There are currently two main catalogues of projects aimed at delivering these objectives, which are:
- Schools Ambassador Projects
- Children We Look After Projects