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A Consortium of 10 CWVYS members working together to build stronger communities through a programme of youth led community activity delivered through truly collaborative working.

Consortium members

SYDIC – Senghenydd Youth Drop In Centre
Dr M’z – Carmarthen Youth project
Boys and Girls Clubs of Wales
CCYP – Cwmbran Centre for Young People
Shelter Cymru
Wales & West Housing
Theatr Fforwm
Ethnic Youth Support Team

The project brings together approximately 40 young people into 4 partnership project teams who are working together to develop

  • A community engagement event in their local area
  • A series of themed activities which will engage members of the local community or otherwise develop good community relationships

The project teams are being supported by specialist organisations in training, development, event management and evaluation.

Project Overview

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Youth worker youth work training: 4 units from ‘A Stepping Stone to Youth Work’, the CWVYS induction programme. This will be accredited by Agored at level 2, via the YMCA Wales Community College. One young person from each of the groups will also attend these sessions to equip them to perform an ambassador role

Training for youth participants: Skill building workshops will be provided by sector specialist. Needs identified for successful completion of the project are Project management; What is community; Diversity and equality.  The identified project youth leader from each organisation will also attend these sessions

A youth steering panel: will be established in the early stages of the project, participants will be identified by the Project Youth Worker. The panel will be involved in all decision making, and also encouraged to participate in the Youth Worker briefing and training days, to enhance project understanding and develop confidence

A community engagement event: A one off event to invite members and/or key stakeholders of the community to engage with the young people

A series of themed activities: Which will engage members of the local community or otherwise develop good community relationships. The theme and activities are to be identified by the young people, could be an environmental project, a film/photography project, a dog show whatever meets the needs of the community.

The project runs from February 2014 to January 2015 funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation

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