Stars of Summer - Jo Parke
#12 - Jo Parke
Neighbourhood officer Jo Parke is dedicated to helping transform the lives of young people and assist them in forging careers.
She has been a team leader for the Prince’s Trust in West Bromwich for the last 12 months; supporting groups of unemployed 16 to 25 year-olds to develop new skills and qualifications.
Bubbly Jo helps arrange work experience and community projects over the regular three month programmes - with the latest group now in the process of clearing an overgrown allotment to grow fruit and vegetables to donate to local causes.
Star Quality: Jo worked alongside a group of young people who spruced up Smethwick Memorial Garden in the grounds of the police station in memory of former officers who have passed away.