KAT SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE IN EAST CHESHIRE
Thanks to Cheshire Connect, Youth Federation is teaming up with Macclesfield-based business, KAT to provide a mentoring support service for young people in East Cheshire.
Beginning in September 2015, the mentoring programme will enable young people to benefit from the advice and support of experienced members of the Macclesfield business community.
The programme is being delivered as part of the Youth Federation’s ‘Aspire’ initiative, which offers a range of personal and social development programmes outside the framework of the formal education environment to help raise the aspirations of young people, enabling them to discover and maximise their potential.
KAT has generously committed to providing a member of staff for a whole year to establish a much needed mentoring service in East Cheshire. The business, which is headquartered in Macclesfield but operates nationally, manufactures, sells and installs bespoke window and door products. It employs 70 people in its Macclesfield operation.
Commenting on the partnership with KAT, Kevin Bradburne, Director of Aspire at the Youth Federation said, “We are extremely grateful to Louise at Cheshire Connect for matching us with David Richards at KAT. KAT have a highly trained and committed team that will, no doubt, help to inspire and guide young people across East Cheshire who have not yet reached their full potential. We very much look forward to working with the KAT and seeing the difference they make to young people’s lives.”
David Richards, Chairman at KAT added, “As a local employer we are keen to support this initiative because it will really help our community by giving disadvantaged young people the chance to grow and develop within a safe, structured environment. The mentoring programme provides an opportunity for individuals to actively engage with young adults and give something back.”