Aurora Partners with Youth Beyond Borders
The Aurora team was pleased to attend the brilliant Youth Beyond Borders (YBB) official launch event this week at Peckham Levels in South London, and we're proud to be announced as an inaugural partner for YBB's ground-breaking mentorship programme in 2023.
Youth Beyond Borders (YBB) is the new youth-focused cultural collective led by young people aged 16-22 from under-represented communities. It provides authentic research, production and recruitment projects via their talented young creatives. As an inaugural partner for YBB’s mentorship programme Aurora will help provide work opportunities and guidance for young people in YBB’s network to help them enter the creative industry.
YBB is a social enterprise arm of long-term Aurora partner Football Beyond Borders (FBB), the leading educational and social inclusion charity which uses the power of football to transform the lives of children and young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds, inside and outside full-time education. All profits from YBB are reinvested back into FBB programmes.
Aurora has relished working closely with FBB and YBB over the past year on a number of film projects including Redrawing The Pitch, an original short documentary for FIFA+ telling the story of how FBB use the power of football to transform young girl’s lives in the UK, focusing on Umme a young FBB participant in Nelson, Lancashire. We’ll be announcing more exciting collaborations with YBB and FBB over the next few months.
We're passionate at Aurora about providing opportunities for young people and we recognise the importance for our whole industry to nurture the abundance of young creative talent that exists, especially from under-represented communities.
As a YBB Mentorship Partner Aurora will work with the YBB team to deliver an 8-month mentorship programme in 2023. Aurora will provide guidance, industry opportunities and work placement programmes for young people in the YBB community, helping them on their journey in developing careers in the creative industries. The programme aims to establish mutually valuable connections and relationships, with longer-term benefits for all involved.
Aurora have really enjoyed working with Football Beyond Borders and Youth Beyond Borders over the last year and we’re now excited to be supporting the official launch of YBB. We couldn’t be prouder to be an inaugural partner for the YBB mentorship scheme providing opportunities for the brilliant young creative talent in YBB's community.
We're delighted to have Aurora on board as a partner and as mentors. They are industry leaders, driving change and championing inclusivity in the sports media world. Which is a perfect fit for Youth Beyond Borders, as we help change the face of the creative industries whilst giving back to our communities.