How Sheffield’s young people can help shape a cleaner, greener place for all by 2043

Young people in Sheffield are being given the opportunity to help transform the future of their city by taking part in a programme involving established leaders across the region.

Sheffield150 is run by not-for-profit organisation Common Purpose, as part of its Legacy Programmes, and is open to 18-25 year-olds from across South Yorkshire.

The programme will enable young people to work alongside other youngsters and allow them to develop their leadership skills, including problem solving and communication skills, whilst also boosting their employment prospects for the future.

One young person who has benefitted from the programme, said: “This programme has really helped me develop my confidence, before I would have shied away from group conversations. I feel super confident and cannot thank this amazing team enough.”

Sheffield City Region Mayor Dan Jarvis MP

The free programme will take place online across four days in June and the challenge of “How do we act together to transform the region into a cleaner, greener place for all by 2043?” is hoped to be addressed.

Dan Jarvis will be opening the programme and Dame Sarah Storey will be closing it with the young people taking part having the opportunity to meet them.

There will be additional opportunities to receive one of a limited number of free, personalized leadership coaching sessions.

Sheffield150 will take place via Zoom on June 14-15 and June 17-18, at 9.30am to 1.30pm.

Dame Sarah Storey. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Anyone living, working or studying in Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield who is aged 18 to 25 can apply.

For more information about Sheffield150, visit here.