More Reasons to Celebrate: Morrisons Foundation Supports Future Leaders
The Morrisons Foundation is generously funding ‘Youth Leads The Way’ – the Youth Leads UK Leadership Programme over the next 12 months.
‘Youth Leads The Way’ is an initiative which has disadvantaged young people in mind. Through weekly workshops, they learn how to develop their skills across sectors; most notably the sessions tackle photography, writing, and public speaking.
The programme proactively shows young people that their voice matters, and that through creative approaches their best skills can shine. Youth Leads UK helps build their confidence and independence through these workshops, giving them the tools they need to become future leaders.
The Morrisons Foundation has generously awarded Youth Leads UK a sum of £9,750.00 towards this programme. Their donation will positively impact underprivileged young people across the Greater Manchester area. They will now have the means to make big changes in their respective communities through social action projects, setting off on a path of passion, commitment, and resilience.
David Scott, Morrisons Foundation Trustee, said:
“I’m delighted that the Morrisons Foundation has been able to support the work of Youth Leads UK. The youth leadership programmes will give young people a great opportunity to develop and play a positive role within our community, now and for many years to come. Supporting community programmes like this is at the heart of what the Foundation is all about.”
Saeed Atcha MBE DL, CEO and Founder of Youth Leads, said:
“A big thank you to the Morrisons Foundation for supporting our ‘Youth Leads The Way’ programme. Our young people now have the opportunity they need to make change happen in their community, improve their confidence, and reach their potential. This donation is directly helping their dreams become a reality.”
Pictured (Left to Right): Youth Leads UK participants Imaan, Amina and Ruqayya, Morrisons Community Champion Naomi Williamson and Youth Leads UK COO, Mehran Mokri receiving the grant from the Morrisons Foundation at their Atlas Mills branch in Bolton.