The Mersey Youth Support Trust (MYST), a charitable organisation that empowers young people who face barriers to start and build their businesses, has launched a fundraising campaign to create a new hub for young entrepreneurs in The Wirral.
The MYST provides bespoke business advice, affordable workspaces, funding and networking opportunities and contacts for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to enable people who face barriers to conventional employment to start and run their own businesses.
MYST’s work aims to create an increased sense of value for the young entrepreneurs as well as the families and the communities they’re part of.
MYST currently runs a total of 27 offices in their North Liverpool Hub which can be let out to any young entrepreneurs that need their own workshop or office space, for a low monthly fee. The young people can also receive on-site advice from MYST staff and external advisors.
This year, the organisation is hoping to expand their reach across the Liverpool City Region starting with a new hub on The Wirral. They are looking for potential funders in the region to sign up to their network and, not only make the new hub possible, but also support thousands of entrepreneurs on their path into a better future.
Kevin Lovelady, Centre Manager for MYST said:
“We help young people take responsibility for their own future by exploring the possibility of self-employment. Besides our support, mentoring, workshops, training, and networking opportunities, we build a community environment where creative, like-minded people empower each other. We also provide supportive guidance throughout the twists and turns of their self-employment journey in order to push our “MYSTers” to realise their ambitions.”