London (PRWEB UK) 1 October 2012
BEE SPORTY plays particularly well to the government’s Big Society agenda. Firstly it shows that businesses have a wide range of things to offer their communities, beyond the simple contribution of cash. The businesses involved in BEE SPORTY (A4e, Wannabeez) are offering their people, products and resources, as well as their skills and experience. Secondly, the young people will be encouraged to use their newly acquired skills for community benefit. Finally, the whole project is an interesting example of how a range of partners can come together to solve a problem worth solving.
BEE SPORTY is also very relevant to youth unemployment, which is another key challenge facing the government. The majority of BEE SPORTY participants are not currently in education, employment or training, and the scheme aims to raise their employability.
The aim of the initial pilot in Battersea Park in October 2012 is to prove the delivery model and help secure further support and funding from public and private sector sources to roll out the scheme across London and the UK in the second half of 2013 and beyond.
Angus Norriss CEO Wannabeez Sports Ltd 'Bee Sporty is a unique upskilling opportunity providing health, sustainabiity and giving young people self belief to be whatever they want to be. A true Wannabeez principle'.