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An independent charity providing young people in London with a 'Pathway' of opportunities into employment, working in partnership with employers, schools and volunteers at every stage. Brokerage provides employers with the advice and the means to engage with local communities and access local talent.
The vision is that all young Londoners, regardless of background, will have the understanding, skills and confidence to make the most of the career opportunities in the City.
MyBnk is a charity that delivers financial and enterprise education directly to schools and youth organisations in London, the North West and North East. Its team is made up of teachers, youth workers and people who have worked in the financial sector. Together with young people it has created fun and interactive financial education programmes on topics such as saving, budgeting and university finance. MyBnk also provides enterprise experiences using real money, and trains young people to run their own in-school online saving and lending schemes.
Since 2007 MyBnk has helped equip 60,000 young people with the necessary financial and enterprise skills for adult life by partnering with over 300 schools, academies, colleges, youth groups and charities. This includes disadvantaged young people who are most financially vulnerable such as those not in employment, education or training, those leaving care, young parents and those in supported housing.
MyBnk won the Centre for Social Justice’s 2012 award for prevention of debt, recognizing it for helping people out of poverty and dependence, and has been hailed by The Observer and the charity NESTA as the No.1 New Radical project in Britain for bringing innovative approaches to the transformation of society for the better.
H.M.S. Belfast has been home to City of London unit for nearly 35 years. The objective of the SCC is to offer young people (10 - 18 years of age) a programme of activities and training designed to develop each cadet's self-confidence, a sense of responsibility and the opportunity to develop strong personal qualities.
The unit takes part in many activities from sailing, hiking, power-boating, first aid, camping and many more.
City of London unit also participates in a number of parades and ceremonial events throughout the year when best dress is worn, such as "The Lord Mayors Show, Remembrance Sunday on board the Belfast, St George's Day Parade, Trafalgar Parade and others".
ARK Schools is an educational charity that operates a network of high-achieving, non-selective schools and is one of the country’s top-performing academy operators. Created in 2004, it opened its first academy in 2006 and now runs nine secondary, six primary and three allthrough academies in London, Birmingham and Portsmouth and plans to open a further six primary and two secondary schools in September 2013.
Academies run by ARK Schools prioritise six key principles: high expectations, exemplary behaviour, excellent teaching, depth before breadth, more time for learning and knowing every child. It runs high-achieving, inner city comprehensive primary and secondary schools which aim to deliver excellent educational outcomes for all children. They are usually nondenominational and often situated in deprived areas with some 43 per cent. of pupils eligible for free school meals compared to the national average of 18 per cent. Some schools join the ARK Schools network to raise aspirations and attainment, others to sustain and build on existing improvement and it has also opened new academies in areas where there is a shortage of school places.
Ark Schools is part of the international children’s charity, ARK, which runs a range of health, welfare and education projects in the UK, Southern Africa, India and Eastern Europe. Its UK programmes include Maths Mastery, Expanding Horizons and enrichment programmes that include debating, the works of Shakespeare and the ARK Schools music programme.