The Leicestershire programme is about young people having a voice and making decisions. Young people know best how it feels to be out of work and they are best placed to come up with solutions to this problem. Young people taking leadership roles is crucial to the success of this project and the work we do in the future will reflect this.
16-24 because 16 year olds will be in the age group during the project and leaving school is an important time in relation to future work prospectsCore group of young people recruitedHelped decide programme activitiesHelped shape Expression of Interestform including what skills and experience the Lead Agency and Delivery Partners should haveInterview trainingSelection process for Lead / DeliverersCriteria for Lead Agency and Delivery Partners developed collaborative with young people – sharing their experiences about who offersa good service in Leicester and Leicestershire.Young people involved in process will get qualification (AIM Team Work) / Interview skills trainingPanel of young people will have final decision about Lead agency and who to invite as delivery partners.Dates all scheduled and manageable.
Talent Match - CYP Forum
LEICESTER AND LEICESTERSHIREChildren and Young People’s Forum Wednesday 6 February
Young People’s Call for nominations Shortlisting day Call for Expressions from Young People October 12th Submit TM of Interest from Partnership prospectus Briefing for organisationsDevelopment Young People’s November 5th Leicester City YP September 17th funding bid Partnership Interview Panel wishing to submitted Development October 16th participate Bid consultationAugust 16th funding bid th YP’s event – September 12 session with key approved Coalville August 29th YP’s training – partners September 20th Briefing for Coalville YP interview skills TBC September 13th Update meeting October 8th Consult on TM with key partners Young People’s prospectus September 6th event – Leicester September 18th Draft Talent Match prospectus
“Youth led projects can be moreaccessible to young people and help break down barriers.”
“Every job I applied for theywanted someone with more experience than me.”
Training andSupport for Peer Mentors YouthLeadershipEnterprise skills and Business Start ups
The Prince’s Trust• Whitwick Community Enterprises• Worth It Projects• Seed Creativity Ltd• Leicester City Council• Business Builder Ltd• Connexions Leicester Trading Ltd• Somali Development Services• Menphys Ltd• Pedestrian Ltd• Leicester Community Music Project• The Prince’s Trust• Highfields Community Association• Ur Choice Young People’s Project• Sharp Trading Ltd
Lessons so far… Language – use of jargon, overcomplicated words Time required – commitment may not be known exactly but ensure good communication Valuing contributions – benefits and saying ‘Thank You’. Challenging perceptions