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Putting Ideas into Action

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Sue Torrison from the Medway Youth Trust shares their inspiring ways of engaging and encouraging vulnerable young people to improve their local community.

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Putting Ideas into Action

  1. 1. sName or subtitle| Time | DateAVM – Better Bankside 21st November 2016 Engaging Young People Through Social Action
  2. 2. Improving the life chances of Young People through Learning Living and Work Sue Torrison Assistant Head of Social Action and Volunteering Keion Young Skills & Employability Adviser/DofE Leader Stacey Hart Social Action enthusiast
  3. 3. Improving the life chances of Young People through Learning Living and Work MYT exists to improve young people’s life chances and the need for the charity to be strong, vibrant, imaginative and hard working are greater than ever. With a high degree of change in MYT, this presents significant challenges but also a genuine opportunity for an organisation which is agile, entrepreneurial and financially secure (CEO Medway Youth Trust).
  4. 4. Improving the life chances of Young People through Learning Living and Work •We work with young people from 5 -25 years •Some of the young people may have Special Educational Needs/ are a young offender/in care or a care leaver or not in education or training. Funding Local government, European funding, grants, social enterprise.
  5. 5. The MYT #iwill pledge 2015
  6. 6. The Cycle What Why HowAction Reflection
  7. 7. 527 The amount of young people that MYT have supported to deliver social action projects this year. 14962 The amazing amount of hours that young people have volunteered to make a difference in their communities this year.
  8. 8. #welovesocialaction
  9. 9. Activity Split into groups and discuss the project you have been given. On flip chart identify these 3 areas: • The employability skills that may have been developed. • The character qualities that may have been affected. • The benefits to the community.
  10. 10. Cams Garden
  11. 11. Doris the Dino
  12. 12. Thank you

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