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Campaign bid to help North East youngsters in business

A YOUTH charity that was instrumental in helping a Newcastle entrepreneur set up in business has launched a campaign to tackle unemployment among young people.

The Save a Lost Generation project has been set up by Young Enterprise to encourage business leaders to visit schools and colleges to help young people find work.

The charity wants to help bosses donate time, money or expertise to give young people the practical skills and knowledge they need to either get a job or set up their own business.

The goal is to chip away at the high number of 16 to 24-year-olds currently out of work.

Justin Turner, 30, went through the Young Enterprise Company programme while at Newcastle University in 2003/4. He now runs his own media company, Carrot Media.

Turner said: “I would never have gone into business if I hadn’t done Young Enterprise. Read full story