Youth work is underpinned by the following characteristics:• The voluntary involvement by young people who have chosen to engage in the process• Being age specific. Focused on 11-25 year olds• A non-formal education approach• Being driven by a young-people-first approach• A universal approach(From, WAG, Young People, Youth Work, Youth Service, National Youth Service Strategy for Wales, 2007.)
Who are the ‘untapped workforce’ of youth workers?• Local Authority Youth • Young Farmers Clubs Workers • Urdd Gobaith Cymru• Boys and Girls Club Leaders • Youth Events Wales• Scout leaders • Red Cross• Duke of Edinburgh’s • St Johns Award • YMCA• Guides leaders
The ‘government agendas’ that link to youth work• Employability (including NEETS)• Health• Participation• Citizenship• Culture• Arts• Sport
Are youth organisations aware of:-‘Every Child Hooked on Sport for Life’ If not, how can we make them aware?
Can youth organisations contribute to the sport agenda?Can youth organisations contribute to the collection of data?Can youth organisations use sport to further demonstrate the effectiveness of their work? Are youth workers an untapped workforce that could be used?
Active Community Enterprise - ACE“Promoting opportunities for sport and physical activity by engaging local communities in the development of enterprising sports clubs”
Active Community Enterprise - ACE• What does ACE stand for? • Active Community Enterprise• Rationale behind the creation of ACE? • Supporting Sport Wales community sport strategy • Engagement with adults (The local community) • Student population = Captive audience• History? • Partnership between University of Glamorgan and RCT (SportRCT) • Students from the employability module
Active Community Enterprise - ACE• The workforce of ACE? • Operations Manager: Gethin Smart • Workforce Officer: Vicki Upson (3rd year) • Business Administrator: Dan Bradley (3rd year) • Marketing and Communication: Matt Stock (3rd year) • Community Officer: Luke Canton (3rd year) • Participation Officer: Gareth Brown (2nd year)
Active Community Enterprise - ACE• The background to our volunteer workforce? • Students: • The untapped resource • Sign up volunteers from the student population • Deployment of students • Built into students courses • UKCC coaching courses
Active Community Enterprise - ACE• Questions to ask? • Discussion topics: • Where is your local HE/FE educational facility? • Could you tap into this workforce? • Could you access the ACE programme? • Where can we share this resource? • How can we improve on this resource?
Active Community Enterprise - ACEHow to contact ACE? Website: http://glamace.weebly.com/Ace Office Email:Sports Pavilion activecommunityenterprise@gmUniversity of Glamorgan Sports Park ail.comMain AvenueTrefforest Industrial Estate Twitter:Pontypridd @Glam_ACECF37 5UP