Bold & Brave is an exciting new social enterprise project, established by Young Somerset, bringing together young people and the community!

The idea for Bold & Brave began back in 2019 when Young Somerset worked in partnership with sen.se (collaboration of Special Schools in Somerset), on a series of 4 pop-up shops, which sold quality goods designed and produced by the learners from the special schools. These young people were also given the opportunity to work in the shop to sell their products and serve customers; empowering them to have an active role within their community, whilst gaining essential skills and work experience.

After several successful pop-up shops and witnessing first-hand the huge positive impact this project had on both the young people and the community, we knew we had to recreate a permanent shop to give this unique opportunity to more young people across Somerset.

The Bold & Brave shop is a community hub where we’ll be working closely with young people, giving them an opportunity to research, design, ethically produce, showcase and sell their own quality products. This will also be a space for young people to create products, host workshops, meet with community partners and much more! Within the Bold & Brave shop, young people will be part of a work placement programme, receiving mentoring, job coaching and life skills training, whilst gaining retail and production experience.

We’ll be supporting young people to have visible roles within the shop and their community, enabling a two-way flow of support between the community and young people. Young people are at the very heart of this exciting new project as we continue to put young people first, by supporting and empowering them to put their stamp on their products and their community.

We’d love to talk with you, so if you’re interested in collaborating and partnering with us, please do get in touch with our Retail Manager Carol. Call: 07950 209582 or Email: [email protected] 

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