MANX LOTTERY TRUST FUNDING TO SUPPORT YOUNG PEOPLE ACROSS THE ISLE OF MAN
Junior Achievement Isle of Man will be able to continue employing a part-time Volunteer Manager, thanks to Manx Lottery Trust funding. The grant of £15,000 will fund the role for a further year.
Antoinette Taylor, the Volunteer Manager, has a vital role in sourcing volunteers for Junior Achievement, which are needed for the charity to continue its offering. The charity recruit and train volunteers from businesses and the wider community to deliver workshops in schools, with on average 300 volunteers working in classrooms each year.
The workshops in schools help up to 5,000 students per year, by developing their financial, literary, and entrepreneurial skills for when they start employment.
Sue Cook, Chief Executive of Junior Achievement, said: ‘ Our charity has seen significant benefits since the role began duties. In the first 12 months, we are thrilled to report that 100 volunteers were recruited. However, we are still not back to pre-covid levels, and we need to recruit additional volunteers for us to meet our commitment to schools.
‘Taking the real world into the classroom can help young people make that all important link between education and employment. In a rapidly changing world, it is important to equip our youth with the transferable skills they need to get a job or their own business.
‘We are ever grateful to the Trust for their support, and for making this all possible.’
Stephen Turner, Chairman of Manx Lottery Trust, said: ‘It’s great to see how the addition of the role has benefitted Junior Achievement so far, and we hope they have another successful year of recruiting ahead.’
This grant is from Manx Lottery Trust’s Community Awards Programme. Manx Lottery Trust has been delegated to distribute National Lottery money from The National Lottery Community Fund. To find out more, visit: www.mlt.org.im