Case Studies

Estelle Rowe

Inspiring innovative partnerships to tackle youth homelessness

Estelle Rowe MBE is the Regional Director of the Engineering Development Trust. She took part in Matrix Birmingham. At the time of the programme, Estelle was working for Young Enterprise and the information, insights and perspectives about housing and the homeless that she gained from the speakers and the other participants on the programme inspired her to collaborate with another participant who worked for St. Basils, a charity that focuses on young homeless people.

Together, they created a Young Enterprise programme specifically aimed at the young homeless. This new programme provided young people, who were originally isolated from their peer group and disengaged from the education system, with a chance to explore opportunities and their own potential within a business context.