BGF is proud to sponsor Young Enterprise’s Tenner challenge, a nationwide competition running throughout March that gives young people a taste of what its like to be an entrepreneur. The initiative seeks to empower children between the ages of 11 and 19 by making the connection between school and the world of work through practical enterprise programmes. We will also be rising to the challenge ourselves, running the competition internally at BGF and going head to head with students in the Adult Tenner Challenge. Last year we had an art auction, a bakery business, life coaching courses and a shoe shining franchise where training was received thanks to the team at investee company Oliver Sweeney.
BGF works day in, day out with exciting, ambitious businesses in Britain, and we are excited about supporting the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. We also want to encourage our investees companies and corporate friends to get involved too, either through supporting their local schools or – like us – running the challenge internally to raise money for Young Enterprise.
Why get involved?
Around 850,000 young people in the UK are Not in Education, Employment and Training (NEET). That’s one in seven people aged 16-24 who are at a greater risk of social exclusion, reduced well-being, income inequality and reduced prospects. Young Enterprise want to change that. Through its hands on employability and financial education programmes, resources and teacher training Young Enterprise wants to eradicate youth unemployment and help young people to realise their potential.
If you are a business that wants to take part, please register here: http://www.young-enterprise.org.uk/support-us/fundraise-for-us/registertenner/
Justgiving page: http://campaign.justgiving.com/charity/yeuk/tenner
BGF will also be sitting on the Judging panel and evaluating students’ weekly competitions based on sales pitches, trade stands and more, as well as the national competition.