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National communications charity Media Trust has joined forces with The Jack Petchey Foundation to give young people in London and Essex the chance to get their voices heard on issues that matter to them.
The partnership will provide 100 young people with professional media mentors to develop their skills and unlock their potential. The mentors will be recruited by Media Trust and will bring with them a wealth of knowledge from across the media industry.
Media Trust believes in the power of media to change lives and runs a number of youth media projects that provide disadvantaged young people with training, mentoring and the opportunity to get their voices heard. Media Trust’s partnership with The Jack Petchey Foundation will benefit disadvantaged young people aged 13-25, enabling them to raise their aspirations and play an active part in society.
Professional mentors will work with groups of young people to create media content on issues that matter to them; providing them with active learning experiences and professional industry insight. The young people’s work will be showcased at a celebration event held in early 2013.
Trudy Kilcullen, chief operating officer, The Jack Petchey Foundation said: “We are really excited about developing a partnership with Media Trust. We know that young people have so much positive potential and we believe that the Media Trust is ideally placed to inspire them, help them express their views and get their positive messages across through the media. Jack Petchey CBE is passionate about supporting young people to make a difference and giving them a voice. We believe this project will enable them to be heard and will have a far reaching impact.”
Katie Lloyd, deputy chief executive, Media Trust said: “At Media Trust we work in partnership with the media industry to enable young people, charities and communities to get their voices heard on issues that matter to them. We are delighted to be working with The Jack Petchey Foundation to deliver opportunities for young people across London and Essex, enabling them to tell their stories and develop their skills. I can’t wait to hear from them.”
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