Now We celebrated after being awarded almost £10,000 in National Lottery Funding, this comes after Academy surveyed firms across Nottinghamshire and found 84% thought school leavers were not ready for employment.
2019 The Youth Enterprise Academy has decided to be solely responsible for 'Youth Enterprise Challenge' Only which allows the C.I.C to focus solely on the Challenge. So, our Founder & CEO formed the charity Youth Enterprise & Employability Academy in order to separate its other programs it turn opening the vast amount of new opportunities for its other programs.
2018 The Youth Enterprise Academy had over the years seen its focus drawn towards its other programs and away from the Youth Enterprise Challenge 'YEC' this was because their was a greater need for the like of our employability program. However this was also affecting our funding due to the other programs having a greater need for funds to support its work and them not being as self-contained like the YEC.
2017 The Youth Enterprise Academy had partnered with 'Apps for Good' which prepares students for an ever-changing world, by offering free creative tech courses. In addition, we partnered with 'Into Film' which places film at the heart of the educational development of young people across the UK.
2016 The Youth Enterprise Academy amended its mission 'to help disadvantaged Young People to pull themselves and each other out of poverty by creating a safe, caring and supportive environment to promote their strengths, abilities and giving them the employability and entrepreneurial skills they need to achieve their ambition.' This was because it had become clear that we had the focus on both entrepreneurial and employability skills.
2015 The Youth Enterprise Academy was founded in 2015 as Community Interest Company (CIC) with a mission to support young people both in school, or college in gaining entrepreneurial and practical work experience at early age, whilst also benefiting unemployed and entrepreneurs.