My Future My Choice was set up in 2009 to address the need identified by businesses and school leaders for practical opportunities for young people to engage with the world outside school. Businesses worked with us to design learning opportunities for use by their employees going into schools.
This created fun and practical ways for young people to explore the skills and knowledge required for working within different industry sectors as well as the importance of knowing how to balance elements of life for success and happiness.
Research funded by the GE Foundation evaluated root-causes of poor attainment and where collaborating with businesses could make the most impact.
The Bristol Initiative Charitable Trust (TBIT) is a Business West charity that specialises in education and projects for young people. It raises and applies funds. Since 1996 the trust has been connecting the skills and finance of Bristol's business community to strategic and sustainable developments across the city.
The MV Balmoral is a large inshore passenger vessel known as the 'People's Liner'. It ran day trips from ports all around the UK from the 1960s onwards. Its main trade was out of Bristol and it is now moored in Bristol's Harbour. The ship aims to return to sailing in 2024 in the summer months and run community and education activities through the Autumn Winter and Spring that appeal to transnational communities and help bring greater diversity to Bristol's cultural centre.