City and Islington College wins Team London School Award09 November 2016
City and Islington College is delighted to announce that a group of students were recognised at the 2016 Team London Awards.
The Team London Awards recognise Londoners who give up their own time to make the city a better place and to help improve the life of those around them.
Team London, the Mayor’s volunteering initiative, offers volunteering opportunities across a huge variety of projects, from providing respite to families with sick children to regenerating community green spaces, and supporting people with mental health problems, to coaching the next generation of athletes.
This event is held in recognition of tens of thousands of volunteers who spend their spare time contributing to their communities across the city.
City and Islington College student Harmony and 15 other student volunteers were awardeed the Mayor’s Team London School Award in the category: Mentoring and Coaching Award 2016.
“Team London are incredibly impressed with City and Islington College’s continued dedication and commitment to the local community through your student-led mentoring project for Looked After Children.”
Harmony completed her Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care at Candi last year. As part of her course she campaigned for a mentoring program for young people in the care system, which she called their project H.U.M (Harmony’s Urban Mentors)
Harmony recruited 15 other student volunteers, who completed two days mentoring training delivered by London Metropolitan University.
Student volunteers attended weekly meeting and successfully applied for a £500 grant from V.Inspired to support their mentoring program for children in care. The program included 2 days training during the February half term which was delivered in partnership with the London Metropolitan University.
“Team London are incredibly impressed with City and Islington College’s continued dedication and commitment to the local community through your student-led mentoring project for Looked After Children.” Team London GREATER LONDON AUTHORITY
Team London is the Mayor of London’s volunteering initiative. It supports 2,000 charitable organisations, works with over 100 businesses to recognise the importance of volunteering for their staff and the next generation and provides thousands of opportunities for all Londoners to give back to their community through its website and speed volunteering app. Team London runs a wide range of programmes working cross-sector to support young people and London’s communities. London was named European Volunteering Capital 2016 as a result of Team London’s partnership working with the third sector.