On Wednesday, I attended the Greater Manchester Mayor’s ‘ Meet your future’ campaign in my role as ambassador for Greater Manchester Team High Sheriff.
He, alongside others, is looking for businesses to show their support to the youth of our city by letting them shadow us in our profession.
This could be maybe just 1 hour of your time, or up to 4 days per year, literally letting these school/college students, watch us in our natural environments.
This is not like when we were doing work experience, just sat in the corner opening the post! ! Instead, it’s an opportunity for youngsters to really walk in the shoes of a CEO, Team leader, IT experts, Scientists or, as in my case, a Singer.
I was the first to sign up to help the young, as it, literally, brought a tear to my eye a couple of times today as I sat listening to the other passionate speakers. Nicola McLeod-Principlal manager -GMCA- what a great speaker she was! Mo Insap- CEO IN4.O Group ( this guy had soooo much passion, he was awesome!!!! )
Don’t you wish that we had a helping hand when we were younger? This is our time to shine by shining a light on others and pointing them in the right direction.
Think of your children, grand children, nieces and nephews: what would you give for them to shadow a top CEO for the day in a field they may or may not wish to pursue as a career?
It’s all about connections and our ‘contacts book’, as Andy puts it – and it’s true.
I’m building my list today for my children’s tomorrow!
The council are offering all kinds of support for starters…
‘Opportunity pass’ for free travel 16-18 years.
Parents’ connections open doors as much as education! Kids without connections will hardly get anywhere, help them to build a contact book.
I look forward to mentoring a young soul in the world of music and show business; so many young people today are chasing the dream in the music industry of being a superstar.
But they know nothing about the actual business of show business. There is so much more to just singing a song for 3 minutes on stage or graduating from uni with a musical theatre or music degree… and then what? You have your talent but where are you going with it? They need a mentor or show business adviser.
I, also, provide team building singing workshops for corporate events, as well as devoting some time to the young people to develop their talents and their careers.
Let’s all stand together for our children’s future.
It would be rude of me not to finish this with an apt lyric from Whitney Houston’s ‘Greatest Love Of All’!
‘ I believe the children are our future, TEACH THEM WELL and let them lead the way’
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