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Lottery supports leading ethnic minority charity to inspire young males of African, Caribbean and mixed origin

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23 Dec 2013

Big Lottery supports leading ethnic minority charity to inspire young males of African, Caribbean and mixed origin 

The Black Training and Enterprise Group (BTEG) have been awarded a lottery grant for its Routes2Success  (R2S) Community Role Model Programme.


* If you are a successful black male who cares about the future of young black men and wants to make a difference then please consider applying to be a R2S role model.



CLICK HERE TO VIEW INFORMATION ON BECOMING A ROLE MODEL
 
CLICK HERE TO VIEW INFORMATION ON THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT R2S HAS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Jeremy Crook OBE, Director of BTEG, said: ‘Our evidence shows that black boys and young black men are inspired when they hear from successful males that are similar to themselves. Only 42% of black Caribbean boys and 52% of African boys achieved 5 GCSEs A*-C including Maths and English in 2010/11 compared to 55% for the total male cohort.  Nearly 50% of young black people looking for work are unemployed. There is a risk that this generation is being written off by employers.

BTEG’s Routes2Success initiative is about involving and inspiring young black males (11-25 years) to reach their goals in learning and employment. We are delighted that the Big Lottery Fund is supporting this three year programme which will benefit 1,200 young people."

To get involved in the Routes2Success role model programme, contact Janine Goodin-Dear, Project Support Officer, Janine@bteg.co.uk  or visit our website www.bteg.co.uk.

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