Six young people graduate from empowering programme

Six young people who have graduated from Big Leaf Foundation’s new Young Leaders programme received their certificates from the High Sheriff today.

The event took place at the Court of the Future in the University of Surrey’s School of Law. Dr Llewelyn individually thanked the students for their commitment to the programme and congratulated them on their tremendous achievements.

Big Leaf Foundation’s Young Leaders programme is an eight-week course for displaced young people from 16 to 25-years-old to come together and learn about leadership, how to create change and support others.

The programme was developed with Big Leaf partners School of Law, We Belong, Jamie’s Farm and Hope for the Young. It builds confidence and knowledge, helping participants explore identity, advocacy, leadership, and legal rights, so they feel more empowered.

Big Leaf gave every graduate a special commendation based on their participation and individual strengths.

Dr Llewelyn said: “These young people showed their talents, abilities and strengths, including great presentation skills, determination and language skills, which will help them to move forward and achieve all that they want to in life.”

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