Boris pledges cash for more scouting and other youth groups in Newham
PUBLISHED: 08:00 11 February 2012
Scouting and other youth groups in Newham are expected to get a big lift from London Mayor Boris Johnson’s promise of a £1.3million programme to boost the job prospects of thousands of young Londoners.
It will offer young people a way in to membership of youth organisations where they can develop skills and learn discipline and responsibility.
Thirty-eight new uniformed groups will be opened over three years.
Two-thirds of them will be in boroughs with areas of high deprivation, such as Newham.
“Uniformed groups are a fantastic way for youngsters to get involved in a myriad of activities, which will help equip them with the skills they need to succeed in life”,” said Mr Johnson.
He added: “By instilling self-reliance, discipline and a sense of competition, young people can aspire to a better future.”
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