£1million to boost prospects for young people in Powys

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Powys Council has secured £1million in EU funding to improve prospects for vulnerable young people in Powys.

The money will be used to provide mentoring, coaching and training to young people facing challenges like low self-esteem, mental health problems and the effects of poverty.

Around 600 young people aged 11 to 16 will benefit from the funding over the next three years as part of the new Cynnydd project, which Powys Council’s youth service will deliver in partnership with Careers Wales.

Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford said the support will help young people reach their potential.

The project's aim is to help young people progress further in education and training to improve their future job and career prospects. The project will also develop links with local employers to offer work tasters and more formal work experience opportunities.