Green Team’s double celebration
A GROUP of youngsters have been celebrating the success of a youth scheme after gaining employment.
The Green Team, made up of five young people not in education, employment, or training, marked the completion of the 16-week voluntary project run by Groundwork Hertfordshire and North Hertfordshire Homes with a ceremony in Letchworth GC.
The event was cause for a double celebration with the announcement that four members are now in paid work.
The team joined with staff from both organisations for the celebration, returning to North Hertfordshire Homes’ Langleigh sheltered housing scheme in the town where they landscaped the gardens and erected a pergola seating area.
“The personal development and confidence that the course has instilled in all the participants is remarkable,” said Glenn Adam, manager of the Green Team.
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“I am delighted to hear that so many of them are working so soon after the programme has finished. Good luck to all of them.”
North Hertfordshire Homes chief executive Kevin Thompson added: “This is our second Green Team initiative with Groundwork and again we are highly impressed with the results.
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“This type of programme is an excellent investment in young people and for the community in general. The lads deserve every success in finding paid employment.”