EXPECT Youth Welcomes A New Member To The Team

06 January 2022

Expect Youth welcomes a new member to the team at the start of a new year!

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Jo McQuade has joined us as Extra-Curricular Education Manager. 

This post is funded by the Doncaster Social Mobility Opportunity Area, and will identify and target areas of low engagement with extracurricular activity. Jo will be collaborating with representatives from schools, young people, extra-curricular activity providers, members of third sector groups, and the local authority, to develop longer-term strategies; which seek to overcome barriers and increase opportunities to participate in extracurricular activity for more children and young people in Doncaster.     

Jo is joining us on secondment from her post as Culture Business Manager, at Doncaster Council, and will be with Expect Youth until mid August 2022.     

She brings with her experience of working in partnership with local creative partners to collectively produce Doncaster’s first culture strategy. Jo was instrumental in establishing and managing the ‘Doncaster Cultural Education Partnership’; which brings together teachers from all settings, local creative organisations and the local authority to help connect all children and young people with arts, culture and heritage opportunities. Her wealth of experience working with schools and community based providers will be of real benefit to her work with EXPECT Youth.

Jo is enthusiastic about this work, stating, 

“I'm excited to be working with young people, educators, organisations, businesses and providers to set plans in place and ensure there is a variety of accessible extracurricular opportunities that will help young people to build confidence, and become innovative, future leaders that are active in their local communities.”

Jo is looking to speak to various stakeholders in the borough to identify where provision is needed and where the gaps are. 

To express an interest in collaborating on new strategies which aims to increase opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activity in Doncaster, please email  j.mcquade@expectyouth.co.uk

EXPECT Youth Welcomes A New Member To The Team