Since joining EY as an Apprentice Executive Assistant in 2019, Yeshua Carter has become a powerful force in bringing about positive change among young people – especially those limited by the inequalities of living in marginalised communities. In his own words: “During my early days as an apprentice, I recognised that young people (especially those from BME backgrounds) from communities written off as ‘socially disorganised’ or ‘poor’ rarely had the chance to step foot into the office of a big four firm – let alone work at one. I decided to use my career to help them climb the social, professional and economic ladder.”
His vision to help most-at risk young people out of challenging situations was born. Yeshua created and co-founded EY Outreach, which started as a collaboration with West Midlands Police (WMP) to divert vulnerable young people in pupil referral units from criminality, through a creative intervention and prevention programme. EY Outreach has since become a fully-fledged EY engagement programme, working with national and local authorities to develop and support at-risk youngsters. For example, the Government of Jersey has started using the EY Outreach intervention and prevention framework to support its vulnerable youth. WMP are also working with Yeshua to use the model to promote cultural transformation and active citizenship for policing and the wider communities. Through EY Outreach, Yeshua and his colleagues are delivering positive results through a mix of projects covering intervention and prevention, diversity and inclusion, youth mentoring, and social mobility and mental health.
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