Reading-based digital contact centre specialist, IPI, has teamed up with the national charity, UK Youth. IPI are supporting UK Youth to improve opportunities for disadvantaged young people, helping them gain the skills they need to build bright futures.
IPI is undertaking a series of fundraising initiatives for the charity, while some of its employees are donating their time to mentor and coach young people participating in the charity’s programmes. IPI has raised £7,000 for the charity since October 2019, with more fundraising initiatives planned for 2020.
UK Youth runs a range of skills development programmes designed to reach and engage young people who don’t traditionally have access to personal development opportunities. These programmes cover a wide range of topics, including STEM skills, wellbeing and mental health, enterprise skills, citizenship, and the arts. UK Youth reach more than 1.6 million young people through their network and over 100,000 take part in skills development programmes in the last year.
IPI is supporting UK Youth in a number of ways. For example, three of the IPI team have volunteered to mentor young people who have signed up to the charity’s ‘Generation Code’ programme, which teaches vital coding and digital skills. The company has also hosted a charity auction, which alone raised £4,000 for UK Youth.
“UK Youth is doing truly fantastic work to bring opportunities to young people right up and down the country; we particularly like that they listen to the young people accessing their services and build programmes in partnership with local organisations that reflect their interests, challenges and goals,” said Carrie Stultz, corporate social responsibility coordinator at IPI. “All our employees have been very eager to help, and it’s great that UK Youth has given some of our team the ability to roll up their sleeves and provide practical help and advice.”
“We’re thrilled that IPI has decided to partner with UK Youth,” said Vicky Chenery, UK Youth. “As well as being generous and creative with its fundraising initiatives, IPI’s technology focus and expertise makes its team an invaluable resource for us. Our young people are eager to learn the digital skills that will set them apart in tomorrow’s jobs market; IPI is helping to make this happen.”
To learn more about UK Youth and its local charity partners; please visit www.ukyouth.org