Posted date: 30 Nov 2014
MIGHTY MEN OF VALOUR
An excellent day was had at Mighty Men of Valour's (MMV) Open Day Launch event "Mentoring Young Men and Dads into Employment" in South London.
It featured speeches from the Worshipful the Mayor, Manju Shahul-Hameed, and Deputy Mayor Councillor Patricia Hay-Justice.
In addition, attendees also heard from Councillor Louisa Woodley who is the Councillor for New Addington and who also came as a representative for both the Leader of the Council, Councillor Tony Newman and Councillor Mark Watson.
Councillor Carole Bonner (Councillor for Fieldway), The Prince’s Trust, All Inclusive Training, Croydon College, and Essential Skills Recruitment Agency amonst others, also contributed.
The day started with an overview of MMV's project and aims. There was support from the local community services such as the Fire Brigade, Met Police, THG Trust, Croydon Voluntary Action, and Croydon Council.
So far our Mentoring Young Men and Dads into Employment outreach team have already found five full-time positions and seven part-time positions in the local area and this is just the start of the project.
If you would like to support their project either by providing work experience, apprenticeships or even jobs, please do not hesitate to contact them; or if you know of a young person or dad, in Croydon or in the Fieldway/New Addington area, who could use MMV's support, they can find them via the below link.
MMV are also able to give tips and advice for young men and dads on how to look after their health and we are developing our Dads Play and Stay through our Super Dads programme.
MMV will be running a Personal Budgeting and Money Management course (by All Inclusive Training and also an Employability course (by CALAT) in January/ February 2015.
Read an article featuring MMV in the Croydon Guardian Newspaper.
Find out more about MMV