We are delighted to announce The Box Plus Network, the UK’s number 1 music TV network made up of channels from The Box and 4Music to Kiss and Kerrang!, has joined our flagship youth and leadership development programme SKILL!
SKILL! equips young people from challenging backgrounds with skills and experiences vital for their future success; the ability to communicate, collaborate and think creatively and critically are all attractive to employers. By devising and pitching big ideas that tackle everyday problems, with mentoring from professionals from leading employers, we help young people become more employable and grow in confidence and self-belief.
From small beginnings back in 2008, SKILL! has grown to eight locations across the UK and has engaged over 2,500 young people to date. In London we run a season of programmes annually with a collective of corporate partners in sectors like law, marketing, media and technology, engaging hundreds of young people and professionals and creating an environment where they can connect, collaborate and learn. We are really excited to be working with The Box Plus Network as a new partner in SKILL! London in 2016, alongside existing partners like Affiliate Window, Mindshare and Videology.
Melissa Fretwell, Marketing Director for The Box Plus Network, said:
“SKILL! is a great way for us to get close to our audience, to swap insights and ideas. It also delivers brilliantly against our cause which is about creating opportunities for young people to kick start their careers, from mentoring and work placements to creating as many entry level roles as we can.”