Parklands Girl School pupils were keen to register their opinions and participate in our Youth Vote today. Conservative candidate; councillor Barry Anderson joined us on the bus and received questions from a number of sixth form pupils. Topics covered during the one and a half hour ‘Question Time’ included education, immigration, aspiration building, benefits, drugs and … Continue reading Question Time @ Parklands Girls School
The Youth Association is set to launch a new training programme for young people in the Dearne Valley near Barnsley. We have linked with our partners in ITS Training to create an exciting new training scheme aimed at young people aged between 16 and 18 who are not in education, employment or training and who … Continue reading Train Up goes to Dearne
Since its launch on Monday, interest is growing in our Youth Vote initiative and 5,000 ballot papers have been taken out to young people in West and South Yorkshire. It’s not just young people who are keen to get involved in the Youth Vote, because several local candidates in the parliamentary elections have contacted us … Continue reading Candidates take notice
At the Leeds Youth Council we were asked, What do you feel is the biggest issue for young people in Leeds? Here is what two of our members said. ‘I see a lack of aspiration as a main issue in my constituency of Leeds, particularly in my local area. Young people are not given enough … Continue reading Ask the Leeds Youth Council
We are excited to announce that we have just recruited 2 new Project Workers, Peter Broderick and Hannah Jones. Competition for the post was very high, with over 100 people submitting an application. Candidates were interviewed over 2 days, spending 1 of those days with a recruitment panel of young people. Thanks to all those … Continue reading Expanding the participation team
Tuesday, 13 April 2010: Leeds Youth Council members – Aiden, Jade and Tom – meet with Councillor Richard Brett, Leader (Alternate) of Leeds City Council. The young people are currently undertaking a programme of work in partnership with Leeds City Council’s Equality Team and have been examining the issue of Equality and Diversity in relation to … Continue reading Meeting with a councillor.
By Ollie (15) Quiet. Alot more to see than in the city. Great cycling trails. Wildlife and nature. Not many people around.
There has been a lot said in the media about children’s participation and student voice. As an advocate for children’s voice and a participation practitioner I thought i’d say what was on my mind and give you a few suggestions about how to make participation work and, more importantly, work well! Lets get something straight … Continue reading Participation is… Part 1
We are launching an exciting initiative to let young people in Yorkshire have a chance to tell local politicians what they think are the issues that matter the most for them. From Monday 26th April through to General Election day on May 6th, we will be talking to young people about their views on politics and … Continue reading Have your say!
I read in Children & Young People Now this week, that the Confederation of Heads of Young People’s Services (CHYPS) is proposing that we should do away with the term ‘youth worker’, in favour of something that suggests a more ‘professional’ status. CHYPS are keen that qualified workers start to refer to themselves as ‘Youth … Continue reading What’s in a name?