What do Harborough Youth Council do?
We aim to give young people in the Harborough District a voice. If there's nothing to do in your area, or if getting involved is too expensive; or if you're just fed up that what you have to say isn't being heard: we can help you make a change.
We meet regualy to decide how we can improve Harborough District, so if you're aged 13-19 and want to get involve, we'd love to see you. Come to one of our meetings, or get in touch using the details below.
our new look
we have recently split into 4 local areas so we can get more young people
look out for us in your area.
check out what we do and why not get involved ........
We have recently launched a compertiton in the schools to get some art work for the chill out bus.
WANT TO GET INVOLVED?............
Draw.paintMake it fun and funky and it might just be one of the winning ones that will be displayed on the chill out bus.
You can make it any size just remember it will be displayed on a mobile youth centre style bus.
ONCE YOU HAVE DONE IT EITHER PASS IT TO A SCHOOL REP (SEE YOUR SCHOOL FOR DETAILS) OR POST IT TO
(DON'T FORGET TO ADD YOUR NAME ADDRESS AND AGE AS YOU MIGHT BE A WINNING ONE!!!!) closing date end of half term.
what are we up to ?
- We have made a shopping list for the chill out bus with all the must haves so there is more stuff for you to do on it
- We have met with chris from harborough imptovement team (hit) to look at the towns action plan and to see how young people can get involved. we are planning to work more with hit and get some young people on there steering group so if you have any ideas get in touch our details are below
we are always looking for new people to get involved so just get in touch
one last thing from the harborough section .....
we just wanted to let you all know that all our members recived a 60 hour asdan accreditation (this gives us the same credits as half a gcse and some of us got 2 !!!) the celebration night for that is thursday 7th oct
so what did we do to get them
tim told us ..........
'To get the my Asdan awards, I had to complete two sets of 60 hours of volunteering with the Youth Council here in Harborough. For the first award, I helped to lead the planning and running of a youth conference, which took place in February. For the second, I helped to run a residential for the members of the youth council, including running a workshop. To get the award, I had to keep a log of all of the activities I did, and use proof like photos and witness statements. On top of this, I had to evaluate all the different skills I used and improved - I was surprised how many there were! Of course, I couldn't have done this without the huge help of Leicestershire County Council's Youth Service, who do a great job in helping loads of people like me to get recognised qualifications like this!
we are at the moment known as the youth action group and we meet every Monday
we are arranging activities in the rural village of Gilmorton we plan to organise deliver and evaluate this project our self's. we had to secure some funding through positive activities funding.and will be holding the sessions on Friday 29th Oct, November 12th and November 19th so come and check it out.
we also have a smaller group of our younger members planning some more activities on some Saturday afternoons so watch this space for more Information on that ..........................
and lastly we are planning a residential with the Lutterworth improvement team and other young people who go to other youth groups to help build a young persons action plan for our area.
Broughton Astley area .....
We are the NEW Broughton Astley Voice of Young People Group
so where are we from ........
we all go to Thomas Estley AND South Leicester College and we all go to youth clubs in the local area.
we were invited to start a group to hear what young people want in broughton and the surounding area.
so what have we been up to .......
- on the 9th of march
we all meet up for the first time and went bowling together to get us to know one another
"I was excited about meeting everyone" Adele
"I was happy to be part of this new group" Annalise
- Then on the 16th march
we meet up for the 2nd time, this time we went wall climbing this was so we could all learn to work together
"I really loved this and we worked well together" Louisa
"I enjoyed it and i learnt something new" Chloe
SO WHAT IS NEXT FOR US
we are now having weekly meetings
we have loads of ideas for things we would like to do but first things first we want to here what you think of the area you live in so, watch this space for our questionnaire (that we are writing at the moment) to have your say!
if you want to join our group or you have any questions then please contact
we have taken over our local youth club in the great glen area...
we plan develop and evaluate our own program we over see all our sessions and decide on the best ways to spend our money.
thurnby have had a mobile skate park visit twice recently to help advertise the fact that we are working with local councilors to try to get ourselfs a bmx dirt track
Harborough Youth Council
Youth Democracy Worker
Leicestershire Youth Service
Children's Services Manager
Harborough District Council