Over 40 young leaders at one of Jersey’s newest charities – Pathways are this month sporting smart new t-shirts thanks to a donation from local independent credit advisory business, Asset Leverage Consultants (ALC).
Established in 2015, Pathways is a recently formed charity passionate about encouraging and empowering children and young people. Pathways provide affordable holiday clubs, after school activities and leadership training, during which communication, team building and respect for others are just some of the skills developed.
Young people of all ages are encouraged to join the various clubs offered by Pathways, firstly as participants, moving up to take on more responsible leadership roles.
Discussing the aims of the charity, founder Liz Lambotte said, “One of the principle goals of Pathways is to promote a caring, nurturing environment that gives opportunities for young people to become more self-aware and discover their gifts and talents. We believe that children and young people possess an abundance of vitality, energy and imagination that should be embraced. The life and organisational skills we focus on all help to build relationships of trust, foster responsibility and encourage commitment that will inspire and empower young people to become confident, trustworthy and creative leaders in the future.”
And commenting on the funding from ALC that enabled the charity to provide each of their leaders with an eye-catching t-shirt sporting the charity’s logo, she went on to say “We were absolutely thrilled with the generous donation from ALC which enabled us to purchase Pathways t-shirts for the team. They give everyone a real sense of belonging and create an attractive image which also demonstrates our professional outlook.
Ben Thomason, Managing Director of ALC said, “We select a variety of charities to support on an annual basis. After hearing about Liz’s personal dedication to young people in our community and hearing first hand how Pathways and the young leaders programme has made such a positive impact on so many young islanders we were keen to support this fledging charity. We believe the work they do to encourage, equip and empower youngsters is tremendously valuable and we hope to continue our support of this very worthy charity.”