Career Pathways students from Central’s Maid Marian Way centre have completed a project to help vulnerable teenagers this Christmas by linking up with the Salvation Army.
Fourteen students on the Progress to Level 2 course have been working with fellow students, staff and local businesses to collect Christmas gifts for local young people aged around 16-17 who may not otherwise get a gift this Christmas. The students decided to focus on this age group as they are often overlooked when people donate Christmas gifts to Christmas appeals. Between them, the students have worked with local businesses to source donations of goods and vouchers and have also collected donations from staff and fellow students, plus their own donations.
On Friday 9 December the students dropped off a collection of over 100 unwrapped gifts at the Salvation Army’s Community Centre in Sneinton. The Salvation Army staff will then decide which gifts are most suitable for the young people they work with.
The Progress to Level 2 course at Central offers a chance for students who want to progress their education to improve their English and maths while learning employability skills and improving their chance of employment.