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OnSide Youth Zones

OnSide Youth Zones

  • Ensure young people continue to play a lead role in the development of new Youth Zones by involving them in decision making throughout the design phase with young people being involved in creating the names and brand of each Youth Zone, shaping the local offer and outreach programme, feeding into the physical design and supporting the recruitment of staff.
  • Continue to enable young people to act as ambassadors and leaders for their own Youth Zones and the network at both a local and national level, representing young people and supporting fund raising to allow more young people to be supported through the development of Youth Zones.
  • Ensure young people from all backgrounds who live locally to a Youth Zone are able to engage and access the opportunities, activities and social action experiences on offer.
  • Continue to champion and grow volunteering and key components of the Youth Zone model with opportunities for both young leaders and members of the community who want to support and serve young people.
  • Commit to celebrating young people who support their peers and communities through volunteering their own time and social action projects.
  • Act as an ambassador for the power of young people and the #iwill campaign, encouraging our partners, from the Private Sector to Local Authorities and voluntary sector partners, to also consider how to do more to involve young people.

We’ve just pledged to the #iwill campaign recently – watch this space for updates on our progress

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Quote from Charlotte Hill, CEO at Step Up To Serve
“The #iwill campaign is driven by leaders from across society who are committed to making youth social action a normal part of growing up in the UK.
We know that young people want to play an active part in improving their communities, and that in doing so, they develop their own skills for work and life.
Over 700 cross-sector organisations so far have pledged to support youth social action, and say #iwill. What will you do?”