Local metal recycler, EMR enables more young people to access summer school with new partnership

EMR Mitcham, based on Willow Lane Industrial Estate, has joined forces with Mitcham Town Community Trust to help more young people access the Trusts Summer School programme.   

Mitcham Town Community Trust, which consists of 11 schools and local community groups, offers young people access to a variety of facilities and activities to help them reach their full potential. They aim to create ongoing learning opportunities for the whole community with the highest standards of teaching and learning.

EMR has donated funding to allow five more young people to attend the Mitcham Town Community Trust Summer School. This year’s programme will run for two weeks during the summer holidays and will offer workshops to young people to support them in their transition into secondary education.

Samuel Taylor, Commercial Manager at EMR Mitcham said: “Young people often face challenges beyond their control and their education can be detrimentally impacted by this. Education is an important part of any young person’s development and the Mitcham Town Community Trust plays a pivotal role in ensuring that each child has the same chance of educational success. The Summer School will help young people develop skills they will be able to take with them into adolescence and adulthood.”

The donation was given as part of EMR’s Young Futures Reimagined programme which was launched in 2020 and aims to use EMR’s position within communities, up and down the country, to help young people build brighter futures.

Project Manager at Mitcham Town Community Trust Kristina Burton, added:We are delighted with the opportunity to collaborate with EMR in a joint effort to bring back face-to-face summer holiday activities. This will be a great confidence booster for young people and offers a chance for them to build new friendships.”