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14 December 2015
FutureVersity + Salesforce = Voltforce


From 6th Dec- 10th Dec 2015, FutureVersity, with the support of the Salesforce Foundation, delivered Voltforce- an exciting, multi-activity 5 day programme in the spirit of the festive season. The programme consisted of 7 different workshops- 4 of which took place in the Salesforce Tower.

Voltforce engaged 51 volunteers and 51 young people between the ages of 11 and 25. 

The programme kicked off with the Do it for Charity Santa Run, a fundraising event and fun run where volunteers shunned their office wear in favour of Santa suits in aid of FutureVersity.

The 4 day Business Bootcamp ran from Monday to Thursday in the Salesforce Tower  encompassing 4 different workshops for a cohort of 19 young people who developed business ideas in teams with the help of Salesforce mentors. The Bootcamp was hugely enjoyable for volunteers and participants alike. 
But don't just take our word for it, read more about Ray's experience on the Bootcamp at Ray in the Big Smoke.

We also ran 2 What’s Cooking sessions- 3 hour cooking workshops at the Made in Hackney and Fifteen kitchens where young people and volunteers made a number of tasty treats which to their delight, they had the opportunity to sample afterwards.

Lastly, there was the People like Me workshop, a volunteer led session aimed at sparking girls’ interest in STEM careers. The 2 hour activity took place at St Paul's Way Trust school with a group of 11-14 year old girls who were captivated from start to finish.

Each activity was intended to encourage young people to interact with volunteers and in so doing break down barriers and raise their aspirations.  Both volunteers and students benefited greatly from the experience.

FutureVersity would like to extend a sincere THANK YOU to the Salesforce Foundation for making Voltforce possible.

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