Recognition Relationship Roll Call Power Alliance Power Player Negotiate Someone who can get other people to follow them Celebrate Politics Leader The ability to make a change Someone who has the ability to make a change Being connected strongly to someone else Acknowledging and celebrating someone & their contribution Discussing and bargaining to reach agreement Deciding how society works and debating decisions Everyone getting a chance to introduce themselves or their group Power Schools, faith groups, youth groups, and other communities working together to make a change To praise and reward success. Having fun when you win
A Alliance What A describes London Citizens? L Leader What L describes someone who can get other people to follow? C Community What C is a group of people who share something important in common? P Power What P is the ability to act? PP Power Player What PP often has the power to say ‘yes’ to something? N Negotiation What N is often needed for change? R Recognition What R do Citizens want from government or business? C Celebrate What C is important when change is won!? R Relationship What R do London Citizens try to build with a power player?
Research Questions Using www.citizensuk.org Citizens UK is the national organisation that includes London Citizens...all the questions and answers apply to London Citizens (it’s just that Citizens UK is a better website!) 1) What is the goal of Citizens UK? 2) Who came to the Citizens UK assembly on May 3 rd ? 3)Who can join Citizens UK? 4) Why does Citizens UK run training? 5) What three questions would you ask if you met the director of Citizens UK? 6) Do you know any other groups/ organisations that have made change happen? What are the similarities and differences between them and Citizens UK? 7) Write a letter to a local organisation you would like to Citizens UK explaining what the benefits of being in membership would be . 8 ) Choose a campaign that Citizens UK has started and assess the changes this has been able to make.
TASK Students write an internal press release for the school about CITIZEN:YOUTH, or if you have a Citizens campaign that is newsworthy, write one for a local paper. See next slide and word file for guidance / top tips.
Steps to create your press release
1) Research: www.citizensuk.org/youth
2) Title: Breaking News....... Headline
3) Pargraph 1+2
Four Ws – What is happening, Where, When and Why
4) Paragraph 3+4
Expand on the above – give some detail about something your readers would be particularly interested in, and…
5) Make sure you include a quote and picture
6) Check your work for spelling, accurate information and whether it will interest people...get someone to read it and give you feedback
London Citizens’ is an alliance of community organisations that builds people power and uses this people power to make change happen
In order for the alliance – yes that’s you - to achieve change...it’s vital we reach a target turnout the (number of people coming) and continue to involve and engage more and more active Citizens
The following resource can be used by student leaders to gain the signatures of unique and real people they have 1) communicated the assembly to, 2) given them a flier and 3) made sure they’ve seen and read the website. You could then award a small prize. Students that bring their completed sheets to CITIZEN:YOUTH are in with a chance to win a Golden T-Shirt live on-stage at the O2. You’ll need to ensure there’s no cheating!!
The more people come to the assembly, the more powerful you are. If you can:
1) Tell 50 people about the assembly
2) Hand them a flier and,
3) Then make sure they’ve visited the website....
You can collect that person’s signature to build your People Power. Each signature MUST be real and unique – it can’t be on anyone else’s checklist. Gain 50 signatures and you’ll have a chance of winning a Golden Citizens School T-Shirt. Fill in the signatures over the page....good luck!!
NAME: ____________________________ FORM: _______________________ TASK: Collect an identifiable signature from each unique person who you tell about CITIZEN:YOUTH, hand a flier to, and get to visit the CITIZEN:YOUTH website. Remember: each person you identify must be unique – they cannot sign or have signed anyone else’s checklist! 1 -10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50