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Young Advisors are young people aged between 15 and 21, who stimulate social action by showing community leaders and decision makers how to engage young people in community life, local decision making and improving services.
Working through a social enterprise model, we deliver public service reform helping direct limited resources to where it is needed most.
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We are all wished Ed the best of luck for Sunday 21st and Sunday 28th April 2013 when we will be running a total of 32 gruelling miles to raise money for the Young Advisors Charity and Carers Trust. The London Marathon is first followed by the Derby 10k the weekend after.
Follow Ed's story here and see how you can help support his mission to raise awareness and coffers of the YA Movement and younger carers.
The Young Advisors Charity is excited to announce the expansion of our movement through the launch of our U.S. Hub. They are currently training a diverse and talented group of Young Advisors and Leads through an online program and we will be hosting a residential training this summer. Please join us in welcoming the U.S. team and stay tuned for updates and news on our activities in the States.
Last week our lead, Rohim Mohammed went to Brussels to speak at a conference hosted by Microsoft on technology and youth employment. There are currently over 14 million unemployed young people in 21 EU member states. In the fight to keep Europe competitive, there is a real drive to utilise the skills of the unemployed 'digital native' generation.
See more of the panel discussion that Rohim took part in. Rohim is also a member of our board of trustees.
Watch Rohim in action by clicking here
To find out more about Sandwell Young Advisors click here
And click here to a longer article about the conference
Welcome on board to 56 new Young Advisors - all graduates of The Challenge's National Citizenship Service 2012!
The young people have all been specially selected to take part in regional youth boards in the North and South of England where they will be using their YA skills to influence and contribute to The Challenge's plans for 2012!
To read about what the team have been up to so far click here
Well done to our Superstar Southwark YAs on being recognised for all their work in Southwark and the Spirit of London Awards (SOLA)! What a lovely way to end 2012.
To read more about the Southwark Young Advisors contribution to SOLA 2012 click here
Earlier this year we trained 9 young people from Charlton Athletic Community Trust. Next year they aim to train a further 30 young people - to find out what they have been working on since training and how YOUR group of NCS Graduates might access this FREE training click here
After winning Young Advisor Team of the Year at our 2012 AGM, Sheffield Young Advisors were congratulated with a trip to Media City in Manchester to visit the BBC and make audio stories for the day! Our Development Officer for the North Jenny joined them for the day, which started by the group bumping into Bill Turnbull after he had just delivered the morning news! Take a look at the case study to see what happened during the rest of the day!
Do you like the idea of working with Government, influencing policy and working alongside Ministers? Yes?
Departments across Government are inviting applications from young people aged 17 years+ to work in respective Departments for 2/3 days per week on 3 month basis in early 2013. The exact number of days per week and starting and finishing date will be agreed with successful applicants.
Click here for more information!
Kemoy Walker trained with the Manchester Young Advisors in May 2012. He does a huge amount of work in Manchester and Moss Side, and even has his very own Newsletter!
Kemoy is from Moss Side. In 2011 he took a career break to run a campaign after the August riots to become Manchester’s Youth Mayor. After winning a competition for a feature in Inside Housing, his article focused on how he thought the place he lives affected his opportunities in life, positively or negatively. Kemoy said: "For me, the positive community work and the running of the Young Mayor campaign as part of a council run scheme aimed to quash stereotypes of Moss Side".
To read all about the work Kemoy does click here
You can contact Kemoy and the Manchester Young Advisors team on email@example.com
In October, Development Associate Ed Moss, trained some new YAs for our Weymouth and Portland Team. He also delivered a day of bespoke creative consultation training for all members of this rapidly expanding project! Last year Weymouth and Portland YAs won Best New Team at our Young Advisors awards - so the newbies have lots to live up to!
The team haven't wasted any time in getting going - in the few short weeks since training they have sat on an interview panel for their local youth centre, completed some mystery shopping and have been working on their new website (launching soon!). They are currently preparing to facilitate a community consultation on new play equipment in their area.
I'm sure this team will have another great year as part of the Young Advisors movement! Keep up the good work guys!