The Youth Sport Trust is delighted to learn that the Department for Education is to extend its funding for the Trust's Young Ambassador programme for a further year.
The announcement was made by Education Minister Edward Timpson at the Youth Sport Trust's National Conference which began in Telford today.
The Young Ambassador programme seeks to develop young leaders and volunteers by providing them with the responsibility of being an ambassador for PE and school sport.
Around 15,000 young people have become Young Ambassadors since the programme began with 4,500 being trained over the last year.
A Young Ambassador's role is to:
- increase participation and healthy lifestyles in their school
- promote the positive values of sport in and through sport
- be a role model in advocating PE and school sport
- be the young people's voice on PE and school sport in their schools and communities
John Steele, Chief Executive Officer of the Youth Sport Trust, said:
"We are extremely proud of our Young Ambassador programme and the work it is doing to develop the skills of thousands of young people. We are absolutely delighted that the Government is to continue the funding for another year which will allow us to increase the leadership and volunteering opportunities for young people across the country."
The latest funding announcement will extend the Young Ambassador programme to 2015.