The Children, Young People and Education Committee have launched a survey to identify students who would like to take part in focus groups as part of its ongoing inquiry into the impact of Covid-19 on young people. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/uni_life
Youth Cymru have got lots of opportunities/resources for young people and youth workers at the moment. Here are just a few of the opportunities available. If you would like to find out more contact [email protected]
- Llais Ifanc (their Youth Advisory Group) are going to be hosting a Hustings event in February ahead of the Senedd Elections. In advance of this they have set up a survey to gather young people’s questions if they can’t attend the hustings bit.ly/2KxXfah
- Save your energy project – This project aims to target young people 16-25 who are in some way responsible for the heating and electricity bills in their home. Youth Cymru are offering free virtual train the trainer sessions on how to use their ‘Save Your Energy’ toolkit resource.
NSPCC are going to be launching a Young People’s Board for Change. Applications are open for young people aged 13-16 until January 11th. https://www.nspcc.org.uk/about-us/what-we-do/board-for-change/
Project Hope, a youth-led project to tackle youth loneliness and empower young people have launched the nominations form for their Young People’s Honours List that will be released at the end of January. They want to hear about the awesome young people under 25 that you know. Nominations are open until Friday 15th January. https://forms.gle/kLhcrWZXYD7XkwUW6
And finally and update from Step Up To Serve, the coordinators of the #iwill Campaign:
‘Collectively, we have achieved so much together, and your role in that change has been significant. Please take some time to look at our impact project “Realising the Power of Youth Together: The Stories of #iwill” which looks across the last 7 years at all that we have achieved. It brings together almost 100 voices and experiences of campaign partners and #iwill ambassadors to tell the story of the #iwill campaign to date. What a journey!
Step Up To Serve is closing at the end of 2020, but the #iwill movement has never been more needed. We are building on the achievements over the past seven years and growing the #iwill movement, because our shared values of collaboration, empowerment and inclusion have never been more important. The #iwill movement’s collective efforts will be guided by the #iwill Partnership – a new, UK-wide, cross-sector group which met for this first time this week. The #iwill Partnership will ensure the whole movement collaboratively drives progress on the 4 #iwill Impact Goals, upholds the values of #iwill, and supports those making commitments through the Power of Youth Charter to achieve our shared vision.
We are delighted to announce that we will be working with Volunteering Matters and UK Youth to host an independent #iwill Coordination Hub and continue the Ambassador and Champions programme in support of the #iwill Partnership and wider movement.’