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Are you interested in professional development, volunteering, leadership opportunities and bringing your voice into the centre of decision-making in Tower Hamlets? If so, Spotlight’s Get Inspired programme is the place for you. We have a variety of options available to get involved in, from applying to join Poplar HARCA’s prestigious Youth Empowerment Board, to signing up to volunteer and improve your skillset and experience that looks great on your CV.

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The Youth Empowerment Board

Make real change. Our mission is to amplify the voices of our local young people, so that they, too, can influence the future and the community in east London as a whole.

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Youth Volunteering

Gain Work Experience and Volunteering Experience as a Spotlight Rep.

At Spotlight we have a range of volunteering opportunities for 14-19 year olds.

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The Wellbeing Ambassadors Programme

Eight Schools in Tower Hamlets will participate in a new pilot project:

The Wellbeing Ambassadors Programme, launched by Spotlight and THEWS, is the first of its kind in London and the vast majority of the UK. We’ll be training dozens of peer mentors to become Wellbeing Ambassadors in schools across Tower Hamlets.

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Careers and Accredited training

Come and join us for support with identifying pathways, CV support, personal statements, applications, interview preparation and techniques and any support you need for your future!

Get qualified in east London! Gain accreditations with professional partners learning Health and Food Safety, Security training, Barista training and more.

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Our Time Forum

“Every Star is Different” For young people in East London aged 14-25. Would you like to: Meet new people, have fun and get your voice heard? Gain new experiences and skills? Raise awareness about SEN and campaign for change? Encourage participation and inclusion for all young people? -Empower other young people? Then this monthly meet up is for you!

Girls Club

Join Girls Club, a female led programme to support and empower young females with decision making, creativity and advice and guidance!

Girls Club Studio is female led with an empowering and supportive group. It’s your chance to learn how to make and record beats and lyrics and perform.

Get in touch

If you have any questions we’re here to help. Please get in touch:

Katy Thompson, Youth Empowerment Coordinator: 

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