SPEED-You-UP | WSX SYU Hubs
Working together with Professionals and Educators in the battle against school dropout and youth unemployment.
Helping young unemployed people, aged 16 to 25 who live in Hampshire and Surrey with Employability and Entrepreneurial skills.
19th April: WSX Camberley Hub Simon Rai Art Pop Up
On Tuesday 19th April one of Speed You Up learners Simon Rai was presenting his works of art during a business Pop Up event at the Camberley’s SYU Hub – the Workshop.
Simon who attended a full Speed You Up course was inspired to set up his own business and start selling his art pieces.
During the Pop-Up, amongst others, we had a visit from an Inspirational guest Mayor of Surrey Heath Sarah Jane Croke who guided and coached Simon in relation to his future business plans.
At the event also present were Matthew Fox from Surrey County Council and Clare Parrack who is an SYU coach and stakeholder.
Simon who uses a variety of media when creating his work ( painting, drawings and collages) said:
“Speed you up was a helpful workshop run by very friendly and encouraging coaches. I was given the knowledge and confidence to step out of my comfort zone and organise a pop up booth to promote my art business. It’s shown me that really anyone can start a business as long as they are willing to ask for help and put themselves out there. We need more programmes like this to help foster the talents and ideas of the youth.”