Westfield to host interactive events to help support youth in the local community
This October half-term, Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City will host the first ever Future You week, featuring fun and educational events to prevent youth disenfranchisement, working with key partners in the local community.
Working in partnership with local authorities, the project forms part of Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield’s 2021 Community Resilience Action Plan - a five-year action plan introduced to help communities flourish and be a catalyst for growth in Westfield’s local areas of Hammersmith and Newham.
Collaborating with retail partners, stakeholders, charities, NGOs, the government and industry bodies, the plan aims to deliver community initiatives in order to have a greater long-term impact and tackle as many local community challenges as possible, with one of the key challenges tackling unemployment and youth disenfranchisement.
Taking place 23–26 October at Westfield London and 27–30 October at Westfield Stratford City, Future You aims to engage with young people through workshops and activities focusing on supporting the mental, emotional and physical wellbeing of 12–18-year-olds in London.
Workshops include an event about how to succeed in the fashion world. Participants can spend a day with fashion experts from London College of Fashion, learning about fashion activism, design, craftsmanship and the business of fashion.