Second phase of LFC Youth Ambassador Scheme launched
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The second phase of a unique programme that provides young people with training and high profile ambassador opportunities has been launched at Anfield.
The Youth Ambassadors Scheme – a partnership launched in April this year between Liverpool FC Foundation and Liverpool City Council – has proved to be a huge success providing 25 young people aged 16-19 part-time employment with the Club. Ten of those have now moved on to full-time employment with new organisations as a result of the training, experience and confidence they gained during the programme.
The second phase of the programme has recruited a further 25 young people which will start working and representing the Club at the match against Fulham on Saturday 22nd December.
Gary Adlen, Liverpool FC Foundation Director, said: “The Liverpool FC Foundation is dedicated to encouraging young people into enterprise and opportunities to help improve their lives. We are delighted to launch our second Youth Ambassador scheme with Liverpool City Council.
“Young people are the future of our city and by working closely with agencies and the local communities collectively this partnership helps them achieve their goals.”
As part of the scheme, the young people study for a level one qualification with the Liverpool FC Foundation, helping their employment credentials. They will also act as representatives of the city, greeting travelling football fans and distributing information about the city’s sights and attractions.
Mayor Joe Anderson said: “This is a fantastic initiative which has given young people a real opportunity to gain skills which can help them secure employment.
“Young people have a vital role to play in promoting the city and our partnership is a great example of how investing in today’s youth can bring massive benefits to our communities for years to come.
“I am delighted with the success of the scheme so far and know it will continue to go from strength to strength.”