We’re delighted to share news of a charity that has started building connections in the videogames industry. Urban Synergy is a youth empowerment charity on a mission to inspire, guide and ignite the ambitions of young people. They have helped over 20,000 young people between 9-24 years of age reach their full potential through outcome-focused mentoring programmes and inspirational seminars.
So far they have been partnering with PlayStation but are keen to connect with other games industry teams to build out their network of mentors, speakers, work experience and donors/sponsors to help the charity expand and grow.
Stuart Whyte, Studio Head of PlayStation London Studios, said “We’ve been partnering with Urban Synergy over the past 18 months and our team has really enjoyed the school seminars and mentoring opportunities that have come out of this relationship – it’s been great to help young people, regardless of their background, become empowered. I’d recommend anyone in the videogames industry who cares about inclusivity and wants to take positive steps towards improving diversity and equity should contact them!”
For more details on the charity please contact them at urbansynergy.com