CLV announces exciting new partnership
May 28, 2012
Campus Living Villages (CLV) UK has launched of a unique charity partnership with the National Youth Theatre (NYT) Great Britain.
Situated in the same office block in London, CLV and NYT's relationship blossomed over the unlikely setting of a fire alarm test in which they discovered the affinities in their work with young people. CLV in building student accommodation and a residential experience which encourages students to live, learn and grow and NYT who inspire, train and showcase exceptional young talent in the UK.
The partnership aims to develop cross-working initiatives which will see CLV's University of Salford Student Village become home to NYT's summer youth training programmes in 2012. In addition to offering accommodation at a specialised rate, CLV UK will provide office and personnel resource to NYT's Salford team, as well as providing personal development workshops to young members on the summer workshops, who for many will be their first taste of staying away from home. To provide a lasting legacy of NYT's work in Salford CLV will make a financial contribution to support NYT community projects in the Salford area.
Gary Clarke CLV UK Chief Executive said: "We are delighted to have forged this new relationship with the National Youth Theatre and to be able to support 200 young people on what will be an exhilarating experience this summer. As a charity NYT has been supporting young people and encouraging social mobility throughout its 56 year history. This is something that is close to CLV's heart and, as the changes in the higher education funding system take effect, an area which CLV will continue to support and encourage. The skills developed at NYT workshops are skills that will be invaluable throughout future careers and something which closely aligns to our own ‘live, learn, grow' residential life programme. "We look forward to developing our relationship with NYT and an exciting summer at Salford Student Village."
Paul Roseby, CEO and Artistic Director of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, said: "At a time when the need amongst young people is greater than ever, I'm excited about partnering with CLV as they share our agenda of equipping the next generation in an informal educational-setting with the life-skills required to build a career. The 200 talented young people who pass through both our doors this summer will gain a competitive advantage, through their experience with us and one-another, that will set them apart in whatever they go on to do. We're very grateful to CLV for supporting us in creating opportunities for young people, regardless of their background or financial circumstances, to live, learn and grow with us this summer."