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Spark+Mettle, helping young people create better lives

Pic: Chris Cain. Eugenie Teasley, director, Spark+Mettle

Pic: Chris Cain. Eugenie Teasley, director, Spark+Mettle

By Mark Mc Donagh

Spark+Mettle is a youth charity and social enterprise that helps 18-24 year olds, from less privileged backgrounds, pursue a life that they love and a career that will make them happy.

By providing training and arranging work placements Spark+Mettle enables its young people to create their own professional networks and move towards sustainable employment. I had the pleasure of meeting its director Eugenie Teasley. She is clearly passionate about the social enterprise and the role it plays in helping young people build their character strengths, soft skills and networks. Continue reading

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Social entrepreneur Eugenie Teasley

Pic: Chris Cain. Eugenie Teasley, director, Spark+Mettle

Pic: Chris Cain. Eugenie Teasley, director, Spark+Mettle

By Chris Cain.

Eugenie Teasley, the founder and executive director of Spark+Mettle, is a passionate person whose aim is to help young people from less privileged backgrounds to flourish and fulfill their potential.

She was born and raised in Oxford and after graduating with a degree in English and media studies went on to teach same subjects in a secondary school for around two and a half years, which she loved. However she realised that she wanted to help young people outside of the academic setting.

Euginie then went to California to do a master’s in education at Berkley, which led to working for a non profit education organisation in San Francisco.

Today she lives in Brighton and set up Spark+Mettle almost 3 years ago. Speaking about running the venture she said: “There are so many great [organisations] in the social sector and it is a really exciting time to be involved in it in the UK.”

To find out more about Spark+Mettle visit their website

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