Saturday, 17 May 2008

Doing it for the kids

Some of the attendees from the 'Black Role Models' seminar

I just want to take the time out to big up my mate Leila Thomas, who for the last year has been busy creating a mentor resource pool for black professionals who want to do their bit for the community. Urban Synergy was formed by Leila who fed up of reading about yet another black teen stabing or shooting, decided to rally her friends and family members together to create a scheme designed to match black professionals with young people.

Since Urban Synergy was launched in 2007 it has gone from strength to strength. Last week the organisation worked in conjuction with a group of boys from Deptford Green School to create a seminar entitled 'Top Tips To Reach The Top' where the youngsters were granted the opportunity to talk to black professionals in the career fields they wish to enter. Read the full story here in The Mercury newspaper. And if you are interested in learning more about Urban Synergy visit

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