This has got to be the easiest, quickest and least expensive way of helping young children and teenagers. The Department for Children, Schools and Families in England has started a project called Guiding Lights. The aim is to inspire young children and teenagers to follow their dreams and to take the career path that most appeals to them. This is achieved by encouraging people to write about their own success stories and to give tips and hints on how to get into various industries.
Apparently, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, world-famous architect and Gherkin creator Lord Foster, television journalist Donald Macintyre and lots of other interesting and successful people have already got involved and posted stories on the site.
I’ve often noticed how crazy clever and successful some of the friends I’ve made here on the Blogosphere are so why don’t you take five minutes out of your day to visit the site and share your success story.
They are currently seeking input in all of the following industries:
The Creative Industries
Personnel and Development
Nursing and Midwifery
I think it is a fascinating project and in the future, I hope to find out more about the project and how the DCSF has involved their partners.