The Middlesex Shooting Sports Lodge, No. 1702, sponsored a successful application for a grant for the Young Enterprise.
The Young Enterprise (YE) is an educational charity and its mission is to empower young people to discover, develop and celebrate their skills and potential.
Every year YE delivers learner experience in some 3,500 schools, FE colleges and universities and has done so since the 1960s.
The state schools in the Middlesex area have considered dropping its YE programmes due to lack of government funding for extra-curricular and enrichment activities.
The Middlesex Masonic Charity have awarded a grant of £3,725 to subsidise 50 state schools, within the Middlesex area, over the 2018-2020 academic years to continue with the YE program.
Young Enterprise teaches the students in a practical “learning by doing” manner the complexities of running a business.
Each student who takes part in the program improves their chances of further education while giving them a solid foundation in business principles that potential employers appreciate.
This area has in the past 10 years have proved to be the most successful YE area in Europe by producing two European Champions.
This success has been due to the volunteers who provide support to the students and a well-run organisation in the area.