Ncvys Kitemakrs 05.12.2007

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The National Council for Voluntary Youth Services presented ‘The Young Partners Award’ which held a recent event to celebrate young people’s participation in organisational structures and activities, specifically in voluntary sector organisations. The award is assessed by a young people’s group and 2 members were there to discuss their involvement and what criteria they felt were important.

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Ncvys Kitemakrs 05.12.2007

  1. 1. NCVYS National Council Voluntary Youth Services ENVOY Enthusiastic National Voice Of Youth
  2. 2. What is ENVOY ? <ul><li>ENVOY stands for … E nthusiastic N ational V oice O f Y outh </li></ul><ul><li>We are the youth forum for NCVYS </li></ul><ul><li>We are the NATIONAL Voice of youth which means that we get to have a say in what’s happens and change the perception of the Youth of the UK. </li></ul><ul><li>We go on residentials twice a year in which we all come together have talks about safety, catch up with our friends and just generally have fun!  </li></ul>
  3. 3. What have we got out of ENVOY ??? <ul><li>We have had the chance to go and see a lot of different organisations and see what they do. </li></ul><ul><li>New friends </li></ul><ul><li>Decision making </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>And most importantly …………… </li></ul><ul><li>Fun ! </li></ul>
  4. 4. How did we get involved ? <ul><li>I got involved with NCVYS and ENVOY through Linda. I am one of the newest members of our team and I have already been involved with … </li></ul><ul><li>*Judging a group called Young Minds (one of the contestants for the Young Partners Award-YPA) </li></ul><ul><li>*Planning and organising the YPA </li></ul><ul><li>*Becoming a PA in the NCVYS office for takeover day, and …. </li></ul><ul><li>*Doing this workshop today!! </li></ul><ul><li>=] </li></ul>
  5. 5. ENVOY’s role at the YPA <ul><li>The YPA – Young Partners Award – was completely run and organised by ENVOY. Although Steven was a bit bossy at times =P! </li></ul><ul><li>The ENVOY team came from all over the UK to take part in the YPA </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>We did the decorations worked with the Tech Guys for the Lighting, Sorted out the rehearsals and performances and we were all designated a group (one of the short listed groups) to look after and show around the venue, </li></ul><ul><li>We also handed out the Awards and made speeches for all the short listed groups </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Judging Criteria … <ul><li>The criteria that the judges used for this year’s Young Partners Award were: </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of access </li></ul><ul><li>The service must be easily accessible to all the young </li></ul><ul><li>people it targets. This means you need to know about it, </li></ul><ul><li>be able to attend the meetings (appropriate times and </li></ul><ul><li>locations), get into the building in your wheelchair and not </li></ul><ul><li>be excluded because of who you are. The panel wanted to </li></ul><ul><li>see that individual support is provided where needed. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Opportunities are offered equally and fairly and there is </li></ul><ul><li>acceptance that everyone is different and has something </li></ul><ul><li>to offer. </li></ul><ul><li>The panel were keen that organizations not only treat all </li></ul><ul><li>young people as individuals without prejudice but that </li></ul><ul><li>they actively celebrated the value that young people </li></ul><ul><li>coming together from a variety of backgrounds brings. </li></ul><ul><li>The panel were also looking for fairness in the way that </li></ul><ul><li>opportunities were offered to the young people involved </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Has it worked from point of view of young people? </li></ul><ul><li>At the end of the day do young people feel that their time </li></ul><ul><li>and energy has been used well, and their input has made a </li></ul><ul><li>difference ? The panel were also looking to see if young </li></ul><ul><li>people were encouraged to reflect on and learn from their </li></ul><ul><li>experience and that the organization constantly evaluates </li></ul><ul><li>and improves its youth participation. </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Questions the Judges asked … <ul><li>1.How long have you been involved? If they’ve been involved for a while it generally means that their contribution is valued, there are lots of opportunities and young people feel it works. </li></ul><ul><li>2.What sort of things do you do? Gives an indication of levels of enthusiasm for the project and staff </li></ul><ul><li>3.What have been the major achievements of the project since you’ve been involved? </li></ul><ul><li>4.On an individual level what have you got out of being involved? </li></ul><ul><li>5.What’s the best thing about being part of it ? </li></ul>
  11. 11. To conclude … <ul><li>Being part of ENVOY is an amazing experience … </li></ul><ul><li>We cannot wait to go on our next residential in April … </li></ul><ul><li>To Centre Parcs *hint hint Steven* </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Thank you for listening and I hope our power point has been of use to you and your organisation. </li></ul><ul><li>Now, Any Questions ? …….. </li></ul>By Emily and Linda (ENVOY)
  13. 13. And now … <ul><li>A short Video about one of the short listed groups … </li></ul><ul><li>Hackney Youth Forum … </li></ul><ul><li>These guys have come up with the Youth Charter, which is a charter in which adults should read to find out about how young people should be treated. Not just in Hackney but all over the UK </li></ul>

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