Youth
Involvement
learning from young people
Listening to and
learning from young
people is the most
effective way to
understand what young
people want and need.
It is...
Youth involvement
benefits young
people, recognising and
extending their
skills, giving them the
confidence to become
acti...
How we involve young people
Project Planning
Project Delivery
Consultations
Research
Evaluation
Campaigning
Project Planning
• Young people design their
project; the
content, timeframes and
activities.
• They determine research
ar...
Project Delivery
• Young people carry out peer
research.
• Peer educators design their
training tools and sessions.
• Peer...
Consultation
• Young people’s work and
ideas are shared with
government
departments, MPs and policy
advisors.
• Young peop...
Research
• Young people determine
what research to carry
out.
• They carry out surveys
and focus groups with
peers.
• They...
Evaluation
• Young people provide
feedback on projects and
resources.
• Young people’s reference
groups are established to...
Campaigning
• Young people initiate
campaigns around areas
they are passionate about.
•They are supported to take
their id...
Breaking
Out
London
Youth
Involvement
Project
STAND
Awards
Coastal and Ex-Mining
Areas Project
Mentor Youth Involvement
Pr...
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Youth involvement learning from young people

  1. 1. Youth Involvement learning from young people
  2. 2. Listening to and learning from young people is the most effective way to understand what young people want and need. It is central to our work in alcohol and drug prevention. Young people’s views inform and extend our practice, and ensure greatest impact.
  3. 3. Youth involvement benefits young people, recognising and extending their skills, giving them the confidence to become active citizens. Young people leave our projects believing they have can effect real and lasting change in their communities.
  4. 4. How we involve young people Project Planning Project Delivery Consultations Research Evaluation Campaigning
  5. 5. Project Planning • Young people design their project; the content, timeframes and activities. • They determine research areas and methodology based on their enthusiasms, experiences and skills. • They support Mentor to identify key areas which will help to prevent alcohol and drug use. • Mentor incorporates young people’s views into its project and organisational planning.
  6. 6. Project Delivery • Young people carry out peer research. • Peer educators design their training tools and sessions. • Peer educators deliver alcohol and drug sessions to young people. • Young people deliver seminars and conferences. • They share their work with other young people through consultative events and presentations. • They develop toolkits to support organisations to address alcohol and drug prevention.
  7. 7. Consultation • Young people’s work and ideas are shared with government departments, MPs and policy advisors. • Young people involved with youth offending teams (YOTs) are consulted about the extent to which alcohol may be linked to risk-taking behaviours.
  8. 8. Research • Young people determine what research to carry out. • They carry out surveys and focus groups with peers. • They deliver their findings and recommendations to policy- makers, practitioners, you ng people and others interested in alcohol and drug prevention.
  9. 9. Evaluation • Young people provide feedback on projects and resources. • Young people’s reference groups are established to help shape project evaluation. • They are involved with the evaluation of their own projects, including determining methodology and delivering detailed feedback for specific external evaluation areas. • Young people are on panels judging best alcohol prevention programmes.
  10. 10. Campaigning • Young people initiate campaigns around areas they are passionate about. •They are supported to take their ideas, findings and recommendations to policy makers. •They share their messages via social media, at conferences and seminars.
  11. 11. Breaking Out London Youth Involvement Project STAND Awards Coastal and Ex-Mining Areas Project Mentor Youth Involvement Project Rural Youth Involvement Project Muslim Youth Involvement Project Peer Education Project CHAMP Awards Alcohol, Off ending and Deprivation Project A Legacy of Youth Involvement

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