Supporting London Youth and the Good for Girls programme

26th April, 2022

​Earlier this month, Bridget O'Connor, Communications Manager, volunteered for London Youth's Good for Girls programme. The programme supports over 900 young women aged 10 – 14, primarily from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, to access relevant, holistic, early intervention mental health support in trusted community spaces.

A selection of young people pitched their proposed social action project to a panel of experts to receive £500 for its delivery. Bridget, along with other volunteerssat on the panel of pitches that took place throughout the week.

The groups presented ideas that focused on topical issues including gender inequality, mental health, bullying, racism and social interactions. Each group also had speaking points on the budget, marketing and execution of each action plan.

Our partnership with London Youth isn't just about fundraising. It's also about engaging with the community, seeing first-hand the incredible work they do and how the money we raise helps support and challenge young Londoners to become the best they can be. Volunteering opportunities give you the opportunity to see the important role that London Youth plays in so many peoples' lives.

Bridget comments: "This is the second year I have sat on the Good for Girls panel and I was once again blown away by the life experiences some of these girls face at such a young age. It is so rewarding to see the support these young people get from the Good for Girls programme and the positive impact London Youth has in their lives. It felt so good to interact with the charity in person again too!"