Conscious Youth partners with Amazon’s Black Employee Network

We are delighted to announce that we are now working with Amazon’s Black Employee Network on a range of ongoing projects and workshops in 2021.

Initially forming the partnership at the end of 2020, our work in the local community has now been supported by a cash donation of £38,000 from Amazon, which forms part of a larger partnership moving forward between ourselves and Amazon’s Black Employee Network (BEN).

The new partnership offers a range of new opportunities for Conscious Youth including Amazon employees running workshops, providing office space for events, entrepreneur workshops to empower future sellers, and also providing access to technology education programmes such as AWS Educate and Amazon Future Engineer.

Aisha Suleiman, Chair of Amazon’s Black Employee Network (BEN), said: “Conscious Youth have proven that their model and approach to community engagement is hugely successful, so we’re delighted to further support their work – particularly at a time when communities are facing a new set of challenges during the COVID-19 crisis.”

Commenting on the new partnership with tech giant Amazon, Conscious Youth Co-Founder and Director of Operations, Sophie Simpson said: “Engaging with an organisation like Amazon is so valuable, because they can provide the skills, experience, role models and inspiration for many young people. Not just to think big, but to understand the practical steps to achieve those ambitions.”

“Ultimately we want to address the shortfall of young black role models in areas such as government, technology and innovation – that’s a responsibility we take seriously! Both Amazon and the Black Employee Network can play a vital role in changing the way we think about success, community and black achievement in this country.”

We’re very much looking forward to working with Amazon’s Black Employee Network this year. Watch this space!

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