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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're delighted to announce that Young Advisors have been recognised twice in November for being a social enterprise that inspires young people and has high impact in social justice! Find out more in our awards page!
The Southwark Young Advisors StreetBase Project has won the prestigious National Personal Safety Awards 2014. Since 2009 the Street Base Team has been the bridge between the young people and services. The team engage with young people of all ages to find out about their interests and sign-post them on to or into appropriate services or support.
Rachel Griffin, Director of the Suzy Lamplugh trust said: “The awards are a fantastic way to highlight good practice across all sectors and to recognise the hard work of various individuals and agencies that promote and ensure personal safety. We have had an unprecedented amount of nominations and our finalist really are inspiring and I am pleased we are giving people to chance to celebrate all they have achieved.”
A huge thank you to all the guests that came to our launch event today. We'll be getting all the photos from the event on our Facebook page as soon as we get them sorted! In the meantime, why not click the link below to find out a little more about how we're using tech to celebrate the brilliance of young people!
On June 14th, it has been anounced that the CEO of the Young Advisors Charity, Gary Buxton, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours for 2014.
Gary said: "Im proper chuffed" and Gary's Mum ending up crying she was so proud! There's a bit more information on the link above, but it goes without saying that the award would not have been possible without the amazing Young Advisor network!
Communicating our social impact and effectiveness is an essential part of our business development. This year, thanks to investment from both Esmée Fairbairn and support from Social Business Trust, we are able to start reporting on a more sophisticated range of impact measurements. Why not check out our Impact Report for 2014 to learn more about what we do and how well we do it!
With such a big network of teams we were struggling to hear and see all of the work they were getting up to. We knew it was being shared on social media, so we decided to build a tool that could gather in those posts so we could showcase their work and reward and recognise the work they are doing. We called the tool RoundUp and we will be celebrating it's 1st Birthday on 24th June so it seems fitting to invite some friends along and share what we have done and what we are doing to make it even more powerful.
A huge congratulations to the Southwark Young Advisors who have picked up the Innovation In Service Delivery Award from Southwark Borough Council. This is an award which is voted on by all of the staff at the council, which makes us even more proud of their achievement. Why not follow what the Southwark team are up to on their RoundUp Page
Waltham Forest Young Advisor Maisie is rock climbing for a MASSIVE six hours non stop to raise money for the charity. We'd LOVE IT if you sponsored her!
Learn more about Jenny's recent trip to the Hague to give a young person's perspective on Citizenship Education!
Massive Congratulations to the Young Advisor team in Merton who have picked up an Excellence Award from their local council.
We are delighted to announce that Young Advisors is joining the investment portfolio of Social Business Trust. With a 120 days of professional support and a cash injection of £15,000 from Social Business Trust and its partners – Bain and Company, British Gas, Clifford Chance, Credit Suisse, EY, Permira, and Thomson Reuters – Young Advisors will be able to provide more opportunities through their network of national teams.
You can see more on the press release on the Social Business Trust Website.
Find out how the Merton Young Advisor team are working to improve their high street by addressing issues surrounding local betting shops.