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Courtney calls for local charity support in Down

Young Enterprise alumna, Courtney Walker from Ballynahinch is rallying behind the charity and calling for local people to get involved.

The charity brings entrepreneurship skills programmes to young people across Northern Ireland and Courtney, now studying in her final year at Assumption Grammar School, is just one of more than 100,000 young people who learned new skills with their support last year.

Courtney commented “The Young Enterprise Company Programme gave me the opportunity to put my Business Studies theory into practice by setting up a real life business.  With the support of Young Enterprise I have developed life skills such as team management and public speaking that will help me as a finish my A-Levels this year and move on in my studies and future career.

“During my experience with Young Enterprise I was thankful to have Sara Velasquez from Ecoplastic Recycling in Downpatrick volunteer to come into school and mentor our company.  Young Enterprise needs more people like Sara who can give anything from just an hour of their time to get involved with their work in our local schools.

“I would urge anyone with even a little business experience that they can pass on to our next generation to get in touch and support this really exciting and worthwhile cause.”

Young Enterprise has immediate volunteering opportunities at primary and post-primary schools across Ballynahinch and Downpatrick and further afield. To get involved, contact Ruth Davidson at ruth.davidson@yeni.co.uk or call 028 9032 7003.  Find out more at yeni.co.uk/getinvolved.

Young Enterprise NI is part funded by the Department of Education.

-ENDS-

Photograph:

Courtney Walker showcases her company BIG Events Management with local musician Cora Kelly at a Young Enterprise Trade Fair event held at Bloomfield Shopping Centre in February.
Courtney Walker showcases her company BIG Events Management with local musician Cora Kelly at a Young Enterprise Trade Fair event held at Bloomfield Shopping Centre in February.

Notes to editors:
Young Enterprise is a company limited by guarantee and is a registered charity.  The organisation operates under licence to Young Enterprise UK, and is part of Junior Achievement – Young Enterprise (JAYE) globally, with a purpose to inspire young people to engage in enterprise and entrepreneurship.

Young Enterprise NI media contact:
Alastair Luke, Stakeholder Engagement Officer, Young Enterprise NI
Tel: 028 9032 7003     Email: alastair.luke@yeni.co.uk     Twitter: @YE_NI

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