Why Devon Mind are involved with Speed You Up?
We feel it is an exciting project with a fresh approach and so we are keen to get started in the Autumn. We believe it is going to give young people the entrepreneurial and employability tools that they can use to create their own path in their life. These are valuable life skills that will also help them build their confidence and resilience, which helps build a better mental health. As the famous proverb states, "Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; show him how to catch fish, and you feed him for a lifetime".
How will we make it engaging for young people?
The SPEED You UP project is about ensuring that young people have a voice and that the coaching programme makes learning fun, different and has impact. We plan to use virtual reality tools and interactive games.
Reaching out to business!
We have some great businesses and organisations in Plymouth and Devon that we feel will be enthusiastic to support our young people to learn how to run a business.