all of those in favour of a stronger economy say "aye"…

Worn down from the years of fighting our way through a recession, people are tired of the waste. We voted for a coalition government who would strengthen the economy and still take care of us.  We voted for moderation.  Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it) the key to reaching moderation for us has been a harsh reality of the most severe cuts. Young people have born the brunt of the initial pain. They make up the largest group, straddling every part of the equalities strands,  that government seeks to safeguard. Laws have been made to protect them and yet they are the silent voices who had no real say in the matter. They have become the easiest targets.

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real empowerment starts with a conversation…

Introducing the Real Engagemet & Empowerment Tool Zones. Reetz is developing a clear process for empowering young people through enterprise. The process is made up of 3 zones which set out the Reetz policies (rules) and strategies (tools) for moving forward. Any young person or adult should be able to walk through the zones in order to create a money-making venture, set up a discussion group or campaign for better work experience. The zones are about sharing the learning and letting people see how empowerment works. I’ll be starting in the Plan Zone to hear what people have to say about the process as it develops….Rita Burrows