Name of Company:London Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Programme Name:London Young Chamber
Staff in London:75
The London Chamber of Commerce and Industry is London’s largest business support organisation, and has run the London Young Chamber since 2007. The project helps young people in secondary schools develop commercial skills, broadens awareness of careers and promotes an aspiration to achieve.
The London Young Chamber supports schools to establish Young Chamber Councils where students design and deliver enterprise activities. Many of the schools taking part are from London’s most disadvantaged areas, such as those struggling to reach their GCSE target levels.
The project has now extended to working with 17 schools across 14 London boroughs, establishing strong networks between schools – helping to improve community cohesion between young people of today. Over 15,000 young people have so far benefited from the scheme.