Environmental project gets a boost thanks to partnership between youth charity and metal recycler, EMR
EMR Neasden, based in the heart of Brent Park, London and The Young Brent Foundation announce their second year of partnership to provide educational opportunities for young people.
EMR Neasden have sponsored the charity’s ‘Brent Greener Neighbourhood’ project, a sustainability scheme aimed at protecting the local environment. The programme engages over 100 young people between the ages of 13 to 21 in activities including collaboration with peers to share good practices and an after-school programme of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) activities.
The Young Brent Foundation was created in response to the ongoing challenges faced by children and young people. They equip young people with the training, resources, and financial support they need to develop sustainable futures.
Simon Wright, Operations Manager at EMR Neasden, commented:
“Environmental protection and youth development are two things that we are passionate about at EMR, so we are delighted to be able to provide support for both in partnership with the Young Brent Foundation.
“The Brent Greener Neighbourhood project not only helps to improve the local environment and gives young people a sense of ownership in the area that they live, but also helps them to develop skills such as teamwork and project management that they will need in their later careers.”
Maxine Willetts of The Young Brent Foundation added:
“We are delighted to be working with EMR for a second year. It is important to us that we continue to partner with organisations like EMR who take an active interest in young people and set aside time and investment to ensure young people have opportunities to contribute to the wellbeing of the environment around us that will lead to sustainable and healthy communities.”
The Young Brent Foundation are one of several organisations to benefit from EMR’s Young Futures Reimagined initiative, a programme which aims to help young people across the country to build bright futures.