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Young students from Hove Park School mentored by American Express volunteers

The Love Local Jobs Foundation partnered with Hove Park school to mentor students and realise their potential through their support of the Dare to Dream programme. Dare to Dream is a series of events that aim to boost the confidence and employability skills of young people across Sussex. 


As part of the Dare to Dream programme, Year 9 students from Hove Park school will participate in four inspirational sessions throughout the Spring Term between January and April 2024.  


These sessions include engaging assemblies delivered by Head of Programme Delivery at the Love Local Jobs Foundation, Jack Hayes, to 260 students. In addition, a cohort of 15 students will be part of workshops, and mentoring sessions to help give them gain the confidence they need to fulfil their potential and realise their ambitions. 

Five American Express volunteers will be mentoring the cohort of 15 students to help build their confidence, resilience and understanding of teamwork to support their workplace readiness. For the past 10 years, American Express colleagues have been supporting the Love Local Jobs Foundation and in doing so have mentored 150 children. 


In addition, these students will head onsite to American Express’ offices in Brighton to get a taste of what the world of work is like and help raise their aspirations for the future.  


These workplace visits have proved to be a key component of the programme over the years, and giving the students the chance to visit one of the most well-known employers in Brighton will be very helpful for their future.  


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