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Building skills through entrepreneurship
The Enterprise Hub is a coalition of 3 third sector organisations;
xplorARTS (Registered charity), DanceLYF (Registered Community
Interest Company) and Extra Thinking Capacity (Social Enterprise).
Combined we have 20+ years experience working in enterprise and
supporting young people.
The Enterprise Hub’s social mission is to empower young people
through engaging them in enterprising activities, where they are able to
learn and develop transferable business skills and participate in Social
The Enterprise Hub is a key tool to provide young people with:
- Access a neutral, inspiring space with facilities to come together
- Engage in current affair debates that arouse critical thinking
- Build leadership skills by organising and participating social action
- Participate in general activities such as dance, music, poetry, ﬁlm
and a reading club that enables them to socialise with one another,
but also learn from one another.
I’m encouraging young people to
become social business entrepreneurs
and contribute to the world, rather than
just making money. Making money is
no fun. Contributing to and changing
the world is a lot more fun
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Often we have found that people can access mentors and funding to
support their projects but rarely are they able to access space, for this
reason The Enterprise Hub will be crucial in supporting social
entrepreneurs establish their enterprises.
The Enterprise Hub aims to create an environment whereby people-
young or not can come together and create a co-working eco-system to
develop ideas and put them to action.
The Enterprise Hub will offer will offer a unique opportunity to engage
with local residents, knowledge share and learn from experienced mentors
The Enterprise Hub will work with 14-19 year olds to help them kickstart
their entrepreneurial dreams.
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We want to foster an entrepreneurial spirit
and demonstrate that business can be social
Whats on? @The Hub
YOUNG & TALENTED GROUP
Composed of young people aged between 13-25 who meet every
Mondays & Wednesdays, to socialise and debate current affairs. Young
people also engage in organising fundraising and community events.
The group recently fundraised for Birmingham Children’s Hospital, and
now they are working on organising an event that raises money for St
Basil’s, a charity for homeless young people. Young people have been able
to develop self-conﬁdence, and life skills throughout this process.
Job Fess aims to develop young peoples entrepreneurial skills and ideas.
Young people will team up with local businesses to learn about how to
start a business, writing business plans and steering them into the right
Job fess is encouraging young people to develop employability skills and
get into employment.
Young people are experiencing high unemployment in sandwell.
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The Hub is a community of likeminded
people ready to transition into the social
entrepreneurship arena. Never has there
been anything where you can access such a
variety of services under one roof.
-Rohim Mohammed, Co-Founder
The Enterprise Hub will work with local schools, professionals and
businesses to decrease this unemployment gap. So far;
• 15 young people have been referred to the sandwell guarantee
scheme during the summer
• 43 young people have completed Job Fess workshops at The
Enterprise Hub, and as a result 22 are now employed.
• 11 young people were given help with Higher Education applications
and help with transitioning into university life
• 17 young people gained work experience
• 10 new social enterprises were created
• 4 young people applied for funding and were successful
• A partnership with Somewhereto_ was established (Somewhereto_ is
an olympic 2012 legacy charity that provides space to young people
to run projects.
The Hub, though beneﬁcial to young people can also extend its reach and
audience to a variety of people who are looking to divert their focus onto
building social enterprises.
I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of The
Enterprise Hub, especially when we were
organising and leading events. I have used
these skills to help me secure a job at Marks
-Carine Nzeyimana 18
Sports Friday is a open club to all young people aged 16-25 living within
the six towns of Sandwell. This club was created to encourage young
people to be more active and get into sport. Currently Sandwell has
experienced cuts in children and youth services which included local youth
centres that provided sporting activities.
Sports Friday is in partnership with Sport Activate and Black Country
FILM & BOOK CLUB IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
In association with Smethwick library, we meet up every Tuesday Evenings
and either watch an educational ﬁlm or read books.
As a result of this partnership, the library supports this club by providing us
with the books and ﬁlms. The Young people engage in debates and
discussions based on what they have learnt either from watching the ﬁlm
or reading various personal development books.
MIX-IT-UP IN PARTNERSHIP WITH YOUTH MUSIC
As a result of high demand from young people who attend The Hub, we
now offer workshops every Thursday for anyone interested in developing
their music skills. Young people can develop song writing and performance
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