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  1. 1. Enterprise Hub a place to… ENGAGE DEVELOP & Building skills through entrepreneurship CREATE
  2. 2. Enterprise Hub
 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 Action. 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. introducing the 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 -Muhammad Yunus “ S A N D W E L L
  3. 3. Enterprise Hub 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 and coaches. The Enterprise Hub will work with 14-19 year olds to help them kickstart their entrepreneurial dreams. S A N D W E L L our aims We want to foster an entrepreneurial spirit and demonstrate that business can be social the issue: our solution:
  4. 4. Enterprise Hub 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/ENTERPRISE 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 direction. Job fess is encouraging young people to develop employability skills and get into employment. Young people are experiencing high unemployment in sandwell. S A N D W E L LS A N D W E L L 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 “
  5. 5. Enterprise Hub 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 and Spencer's
 -Carine Nzeyimana 18 “
  6. 6. Enterprise Hub SPORTS FRIDAY 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 Partnerships. FILM & BOOK CLUB IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SMETHWICK LIBRARY 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 skills. S A N D W E L L For more information, get in touch: