The Mayor’s Fund for London has today announced the appointment of Jim Minton as its new Chief Executive, effective September 2022. Jim will be joining us at a pivotal time, as we experience a surge in demand across our programmes to support young people and families affected by the pandemic and the rising cost of
School Notices boosts Access Aspiration programme for 2022
As part of our Access Aspiration programme, we’ll be sharing even more insightful employer encounters to young people across London – thanks to our new partnership with the online community, School Notices.
Launched in 2014, School Notices is a free-to-join website where parents share advice, digest relevant lifestyle and educational content and buy and sell items using the in-house SN Marketplace.
In partnership with Towergate Insurance, School Notices hosts its Virtual Careers Week, an online event for aspiring students to learn from and speak to different professionals from several organisations.
Initiating a new partnership with the Mayor’s Fund for London, School Notices will be supplying content from its Virtual Careers Week to our Access Aspiration programme.
The programme provides increased visibility of careers and pathways into employment for 16-18-year-olds through aspirational employer encounters and experiences – such as webinars and work experience.
Gordon Dawson, Founder of School Notices, highlights the shared values of School Notices and the Mayor’s Fund for London:
“School Notices helps connect schools, parents, alumni, and businesses in a way that benefits everyone, so the sharing of knowledge and advice is a fundamental aspect of our online community.
In our Virtual Careers Week, we provide invaluable employer encounters to students. Through Access Aspiration, more young people across London will be able to take advantage of such vital opportunities.”
By supplying content, School Notices will help share further opportunities to young people taking part in Access Aspiration, such as online talks from new employers not previously featured on the programme.
Young Londoners envision what lies ahead in 2030
Student ambassadors for Access Aspiration have shared their unique, individual visions of what the future holds for them – eight years from now. ‘My Future Self: 2030’ was a project participated in by student ambassadors that help promote and shape Access Aspiration, our employability programme for 16-18-year-olds. As part of the project, they focused on three
Two new ambassadors join the Mayor’s Fund
We’re delighted to welcome two new ambassadors to the Mayor’s Fund for London; Amina Aweis and Peter Bakare. Amina is a neurodivergent accessibility advocate leading and shaping conversations about what it means to be digitally inclusive, receiving recognition from multiple industry leaders. Last year, she received the Rising Star award at the 2021 DevelopHER Awards