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HideOut young people head to local community markets for enterprise project.

On Sunday 29th October, eight of our Senior Club members headed to the stalls of the Teenage Markets in Gorton, as part of an ongoing, collaborative enterprise project.

This project was designed to give young people an opportunity to manage all areas of enterprise and work effectively as part of a team, as they took responsibility for organising, creating and selling all their own products at the market.

With three stalls allocated, our young people took the lead in deciding the types of stock they wanted to sell and how they wanted the stall to look, focusing on their skills at baking, arts and crafts and creative upcycling to produce a range of exciting items for people to buy.

Sales of HideOut artwork, furniture, brownies, cheesecakes, homemade jams and chutneys were able to bring in an impressive £196.50 to the stalls, whilst organisers, impressed with the upcycling of our young people, invited us to help support and design the community cabin in Delamere Park.

The event also saw more than 15 successful AQA’s delivered, as well as the first paid singing performance of one of our young members.

Our Young Performer at the event, in promoting HideOut to others said:

“If you would like the same opportunities as me then Hideout is the place to be. Come over to one of our stalls to speak to one of our youth workers because they can help make your dreams come true.”

Inclusion Coordinator Sam Morris on the benefits of the project:

“Working with the young people, doing the Teenage Markets, has been amazing. To see how much they grew and how many positive outcomes they were able to get out of it, improving in confidence and interpersonal savvy in managing the project themselves and becoming market traders was amazing to see. We’re all very much looking forward to the next one!”

Well done to everyone who took part in the project! We can’t wait to see this great work continue!