Be the Change

First Central is proud to support Be the Change, a ground-breaking, inspirational business mentoring programme aimed at teenage students who may face challenges and difficulties in school or with school life.

The Sussex-based initiative focuses on happiness, confidence, hope, relationships and employability and encourages students to identify their personal barriers to success, before helping to find ways of overcoming them.

Supported by the Be the Change team, business representatives from First Central and other local organisations have been involved in the programme as business guides and positive role models. Working closely with the students during a series of conferences and one-to-one mentoring sessions, the guides have shared their experiences and career journeys, and inspired the teenagers to share their day-to-day struggles.

A recent First Central workplace visit for 16 students from Crawley’s Holy Trinity School extended the youngsters’ experience and broadened their sense of possibility. Their comments show how much they appreciate the support they’ve received from the Be the Change programme:

“My behaviour has improved lately a lot and has had a good impact on my learning”

“Thank you for giving up your time to help me”.

First Central is passionate about giving back to the local community. Be the Change is the perfect opportunity to make a real difference to our young people and we feel privileged to have contributed to a partnership so aligned with our brand promise of empowering people to get on with what matters.

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