In order to celebrate International Youth Day 2013, Young Philanthropy is showcasing the incredible work some of our Syndicates are doing to tackle youth issues,
Our next outstanding Syndicate founder is Alex Gardner, tax senior associate at PwC.Motivated by the desire to help improve prospects for jobless young adults, Alex and his Syndicate teamed up with LEAP, a charity that runs education, employability and community programmes to help jobless young adults raise their self-esteem, find work and play a fuller role in society. Working with LEAP, the PwC Young Philanthropy Syndicate supported an intensive mentoring programme, providing personal and skills development to five young adults from particularly deprived backgrounds.
The nature of Young Philanthropy is such that Syndicates have a direct input into projects, providing money, time and expertise. As a result, Alex and the rest of his Syndicate are able to see the positive impact which they have been having directly on the young adults.
Young Philanthropy is a movement redefining philanthropy and inspiring young professionals all over the UK to get involved in causes they are passionate about. If you have a cause you are passionate about, please do not hesitate to get in touch or sign up to attend our next YP Breakfast to find out how you can use your skills, time and money to help build a better world.