This year Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) is celebrating 20 years of working with the Prince’s Trust and delivery of the Team programme.
To mark this incredible milestone the Service has received a letter from the CEO of The Prince’s Trust expressing his gratitude on behalf of the Prince’s Trust.
In his letter to the Service, the UK Prince's Trust Chief Executive Jonathan Townsend said: "Words cannot begin to describe how much we at the Trust value your contribution to the young people of Greater Manchester over the last 20 years. You have worked tirelessly to provide opportunities for those who need them most, allowing them to build confidence, develop teamwork and take control of their future."
GMFRS has a continued commitment to delivering Prince’s Trust programmes and currently has five teams delivering three programmes across various locations in Greater Manchester. Each academic year we support over 150 young people.
Over the past 20 years the Service’s dedicated Youth Engagement staff, supported by the operational firefighters have worked to support the personal and professional development of thousands of young people from Greater Manchester.
During this time, our team of young people and staff have raised much needed funds to support local community projects and volunteered an incredible 840 weeks in the community and supporting vulnerable groups. They also have the opportunity to gain qualifications, have fun and be part of something truly amazing.
We are extremely proud of the achievements of our young people and staff, with over three quarters of our young people achieving positive outcomes such as entering employment, further education, or volunteering.
Sinead took part in the Prince's Trust Team programme with us earlier this year.— Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service (@manchesterfire) December 8, 2021
She says the skills she learned during the programme helped her to get a Kickstart Scheme job at our Service
Through the COVID period we have continued to run the Team Programme with a blended online programme and now returning to our full capacity of in person learning.
The Team programme is a great way for us to engage young people around our key prevention priorities at the same time as supporting the young person’s individual journey and progress into employment, education, or positive outcome such as volunteering.
The 12-week programme provides Team members with an opportunity to gain skills and confidence. Backed up with qualifications that for some may be the first real qualification they have achieved, this can truly be a life changing opportunity for some.
If you know of anyone that would be interested in being involved in the Team programme you can find more information on the GMFRS website: GMFRS Prince's Trust programme (link opens in new tab)
Article Published: 08/12/2021 11:59 AM