Highcross works with a range of community partners including schools, colleges and universities supporting a variety of educational, employability and careers opportunities.
The Centre also supports a wealth of voluntary and community projects and organisations to carry out activity at the Centre that raises awareness and supports their work.
Examples of community activity carried out during 2018
- Purple Tuesday
- Dementia Awareness Week
- Eco schools Global Goals Showcase
- Careers events
- LEBC Business Challenges
- Students exhibitions
- World Mental Health Day
- Autism Hour
In 2018 Highcross supported 109 community activities benefiting 961 individuals. Staff have carried out 2,108 hours of volunteering.
Find out more here: Highcross In The Community
Charity of the Year
Highcross Charity Partner for 2019 is Wishes 4 Kids. Wishes 4 kids are a local charity focussed on granting wishes for young people who are life limited, terminally ill, have experienced life-changing physical or emotional traumas and have suffered major abuse. The charity has granted over 1,000 wishes so far and aim to collaborate with Highcross staff in a range of fundraising activities including sponsored walks, parachute jumps, pop up shops for Community week, silent auctions and more.
Highcross will continue to run its educational programme of events in 2019 including 'Learn Highcross', facilitated visits for Primary Schools and Highcross Careers Day's for secondary schools.
Throughout 2019 we will also be delivering work experience placements with our educational partner Rushey Mead Academy.
We offer young people work experience and have a formal application process. Please register your interest by emailing email@example.com