The partnership between Reading based firm IPI and UK Youth involves fundraising activities and offering young people support to improve their coding skills.
A technology firm has linked up with UK Youth to offer young people free training in coding and digital skills.
Staff at digital specialist IPI have volunteered to mentor young people involved in the charity’s Generation Code programme, which focuses on teaching coding and other digital skills.
The move is part of a raft of initiatives the firm is undertaking for the charity. This includes hosting a charity auction and other fundraising activities.
“We’re thrilled that IPI has decided to partner with UK Youth,” said Vicky Chenery, Head of Partnerships and Fundraising at UK Youth.
“IPI’s technology focus and expertise makes its team an invaluable resource for us. Our young people are eager to learn the digital skills that will set them apart in tomorrow’s jobs market; IPI is helping to make this happen.”
IPI Corporate Social Responsibility Coordinator Carrie Stultz added: "UK Youth is doing truly fantastic work to bring opportunities to young people right up and down the country; we particularly like that they listen to the young people accessing their services and build programmes in partnership with local organisations that reflect their interests, challenges and goals.
“All our employees have been very eager to help, and it’s great that UK Youth has given some of our team the ability to roll up their sleeves and provide practical help and advice.”
Be Internet Citizens
Earlier this month UK Youth launched a partnership with Google to use the search engine giant’s digital education programme Be Internet Citizens. This looks at issues such as being responsible and safe online.