Linkcity Partners with Solutions for the Planet for a Third Year Running
Linkcity are delighted to have partnered with Solutions for the Planet (S4TP) for a third year running!
S4TP is a social enterprise passionate about sustainability and improving young people’s life chances. Like Linkcity, S4TP believes young people are key to helping us make the world a better place for everyone and so they reinvest profits back into the business to benefit more young people and local communities.
Their well-renowned Big Ideas Programme, which we are looking forward to getting involved with for another year, is a STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) and enterprise programme with a focus on sustainability issues that matter to our young people. Delivered in secondary schools across the UK and using employee volunteers from their Business Partner Network as mentors, the Big Ideas Programme harnesses creativity, encourages teamwork, develops STEM and wider employability skills, and gives young people a voice in the dialogue around sustainability, linking their ideas to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Since 2013, the Big Ideas Programme has involved over 23,000 young people from more than 80 schools, with 500+ mentors volunteering over 5,000 hours of their time to support the young people in developing their confidence, ideas, skills and knowledge around STEM, sustainability and entrepreneurship.
We are thrilled to have a new set of mentors from Linkcity joining the programme this year. Brian, Aleks and Helena will be mentoring pupils from South Bank University Academy to share their expertise and help the students come up with a fail-proof, winning idea.
This week’s Big Ideas 2022 launch event marks the start of an exciting year to come! Look out for updates about how the South Bank University Academy are doing within the competition over the coming months.