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Sheffield150 challenges young people to create a lasting legacy in South Yorkshire UK News

Sheffield150 will challenge a diverse group of 100 young people to reflect on what will be the legacy of their generation.

Throughout this free online program, participants will work together to meet a challenge for the region.

It revolves around the question: “How do we act together to transform our community into a cleaner and greener place for all?”

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The Sheffield150 participants will be challenged by Dan Jarvis, Mayor of SCR. They will investigate issues, collaborate, have difficult conversations, and develop ideas. They will test, refine, and then present these ideas to senior city leaders.

Sheffield150 is part of Legacy; a global campaign by the international leadership development organization, Common Purpose, which invests in young people around the world so that they can become a connected generation of leaders with a clear vision of what their legacy will be.

Anyone who completes Sheffield150 will have the opportunity to connect with young leaders from other Global Legacy initiatives in the United States, Singapore, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria and Germany, and closer to home in the Kingdom. United in Newcastle, Lancashire, Bradford and Leeds.

Marie Mohan, Managing Director of Common Purpose UK, said: ‘Our Legacy programs predate the pandemic, but they are taking off now given how important it is that we invest in young people after the year they are have had – in terms of the damage to their education, job prospects and social life. Likewise, we must involve them in developing recovery plans for the future of their communities and let them know that their views are valued. We need a new generation of young leaders who have the commitment and the ability to bridge the gaps and we all need to hear and support our young people with their big ideas and long-term thinking.

Louisa Harrison Walker, President, Common Purpose South Yorkshire Advisory Group adds: “I am delighted that Common Purpose is leading one of the five Northern Legacy programs here in South Yorkshire. This is an incredible opportunity for 100 young people between the ages of 18 and 25 to glean perspectives from prominent figures in local businesses, charities and the public service, as well as with each other.

“They will discover the power of difference and the beauty of collaboration.”

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