Civic education, Community development, youth, participation, economy, social weakness, financial literacy, creativity, networking, team spirit, mentors, business, school activities, local community

Creativity/Financial literacy /Career FOR YOUNG

Creativity, Financial literacy and career path of young people

Creators

Who is behind this?

Simona Matko Počivalšek

Non profit organization Most mladih

https://mostmladih.wixsite.com/mostmladih

Slovenia

Idea

Idea pitch

We want to give young people the opportunity to develop their creativity, to learn financial literacy and to choose the right career path. The project will involve mentors from different fields, businesses, local communities and schools. Above all, we want to offer a free program that is very important to the community, the country, and we want to touch socially disadvantaged people. We want our project to be recognized across Europe.

Where will your project idea take place?

The program will take place in schools like an after school activity in the east Slovenia.

What is the local challenge?

The societal challenges were to support creativity in young people and to provide them with financial literacy and to present them with possible career paths through practice in different professions.

How does your idea strengthen democracy and active citizenship at a local and community level?

Active citizenship will be strengthened by the invitation and cooperation of various companies that are already facing a shortage of employmend. We will strengthen democracy so that all professions can be targeted at both sexes.
The project involves: young people, their parents and friends, businesses, local communities, schools, individuals as mentors.

Who are you doing it for?

The project is aimed at young people by involving entrepreneurs, local communities in schools. Emphasis is placed on socially disadvantaged young people who otherwise lack the ability to create their creativity, financial literacy into the right career choices. Young people, lacking in creativity and financial literacy and making the difficult decision about their careers, have to make the decision as children at the age of 15.

How do you plan to get there?

The project will be implemented as an afternoon, after-school activity and will be voluntary, and fee free for all young people. In class activities include games and techniques for developing creativity, interdisciplinary meetings and discussions with professionals, tutors, experts… Field trips with proper guidance to specific locations of career opportunities are included.
Our team will be coordinating the development of presentation techniques of specific knowledge with involved professionals, lecturers and tutors with students, contact and maintain the cooperation of schools, professionals and lecturers, operating the web portal for this project and oversee the promotion of activities. For this purpose, we will create a web portal for presentation in communication of all involved. We

What are the expected results?

Results will be interdisciplinary as we include young people with different social segments. Results will be short and long-termed as the effect of developing creativity, financial literacy and choosing from richer pool of available careers take time. Short term results with students will also include more creative power for students to be used in other subjects of their education, more self-confidence in every area of life and enriched social engagement of different demographic groups in the region. Long term results will improve employment situation of young people, better social status and improved or developed social awareness of all participants in the project. That translates to all other segments and levels of democratic society.
We will make it easier for young people

How does your initiative contribute to strengthening democracy in Europe?

Throughout the project we will introduce gender equality into all professions. We will break down still existing taboos about the socially weak in Slovenia and Europe. In our programmes we will include everyone, regardless of race, religion or political affiliation.
Democracy is only as strong as are the weakest segments of society Europe wide. This project will significantly contribute to developing the culture of democracy in Slovenia and Europe as a whole.

What is your story?

Because it's extremely important to be happy and satisfied at work. Only in this way can you create greater added value. It is very important thet young peopels know all abaut financial literacy. And it is very important that to break the taboos on gender equality and the socially disadvantaged.

€ 50000,-

Funding requested from Civic Europe

€ 50000,-

Total budget

Major expenses

1.travel and accommodation costs = for 1 yea 3,000 EUR
2. web portal www = 12,000 EUR
3. Marketing cost and campaign = 5,000 EUR
4. Salary cost for mentors acros of country= 30,000 EUR

What do you need from the Civic Europe community?

We need your support in implementing this project. We will be happy to receive your advice and comments. The climax of our wishes would be implementation of our experiences and know-how from this project across Europe.

Team

Most mladih

Idea created on April 25, 2020
Last edit on May 26, 2020

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