Our ambassadors inspire and encourage

Our ambassadors inspire and encourage

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Our ambassador programme goes from strength to strength as more inspirational and talented people support us in our activities. Of particular note over the last quarter, we have had inspiring talks from our ambassador Jess Mell who offered wise words of advice and encouragement to our young people attending our Door 43 service during exam season. We have also had a visit to our Darnall Education Centre youth club from our ambassador and Boxer Muma Mweemba who also generously donates a percentage of his match winnings to Futures.

With so much pressure at school and at home during exam season, young people found a breath of fresh air at our wellbeing café and our ambassador Jess Mel and information, advice and options specialist Joy Harris were on hand to provide important advice and reassurance during what is a difficult time for Sheffield’s young people.

Jess, now an ambassador and someone who has accessed Door 43 herself in the past is able to provide authentic advice and support for young people going through a stressful and anxious time during exam season.

Joy is an experienced options adviser and was on hand to speak to anxious young people one to one about their circumstances, anxieties and to offer information about options available to them to try and alleviate some of their anxiety about the future.

In other news, our ambassador Muma Mweemba has been down to our Darnall Education Centre youth club in the East of the city to introduce himself and look at Boxing related activities to undertake with young people. Boxing is known to incite  a range of positive attitudes and behaviours including confidence and self-belief.

A huge thank you to all of our ambassadors who have helped us over the last quarter!

Do you have ideas about new ambassadors?

We’re always keen to hear from local people or those with a connection to Sheffield who are able to support us to help us deliver much needed services for young people. Whether it’s a local professional who also feels passionate about supporting young people to achieve and progress positively in life, a local celebrity or business person who could help us raise our profile and make valuable connections or someone who may have experienced some of the difficulties life can present, but feels they have managed to achieve life aspirations and could inspire our young people, we would love to hear from them. Or, it might be someone with a personal experience that resonates with the work we do for young people and who wants to support us through championing our successes via social media and through their networks.

If you have ideas about contacts in your professional or personal networks who may be interested in becoming an ambassador please get in touch.

You can find out more about our ambassador programme here https://www.sheffieldfutures.org.uk/ambassadors/

How you can help

Our charity is dedicated to helping Sheffield's young people to reach their full potential and achieve the best out of life, whatever their starting point. To help us to do more to support young people and communities we need your help. Just remember, every penny you donate will make a difference.