23 September 2019

From transforming the UK’s digital infrastructure to transforming young lives, CityFibre has teamed-up with YMCA MK to help bring lasting change to the young people who need it most.

The social housing crisis is one of the biggest challenges facing young people in our town. Rocketing rent rates and the lack of social housing has resulted in Milton Keynes being labelled the youth homelessness capital of the UK*.

The partnership will bring opportunities for CityFibre employees to engage with young people, to offer work experience opportunities and to take part in YMCA’s networking, volunteering and fundraising programmes.

Jean Gowin, City Manager of CityFibre said:” By becoming YMCA MK’s first strategic corporate partner, CityFibre is able to further demonstrate its long-term commitment to both the city and its people. With out £40m full fibre build in progress across Milton Keynes and the new YMCA MK campus in build, it’s a busy time for the city. We’re proud to be part of the YMCA MK journey, working with the team to help support young and vulnerable people.” 

Simon Green, CEO of YMCA MK said: “We’re delighted to welcome CityFibre as our first Strategic Corporate Partner. Together, we will use our voice to raise awareness of the youth housing crisis in MK and to inspire our young people to reach their full potential.”

For more information about the CityFibre and YMCA MK partnership, listen to a recent MKFM podcast.

Stay tuned for more news on our partnership with CityFibre.

*Source: The Bureau of Investigative Journalism.