Building on the success of last year’s Youth of the Year, national charity UK Youth has launched a bigger and better awards ceremony to celebrate young people’s astonishing achievements and the grassroots youth organisations that support them through their social development journey.
Last years winner from Wales, Jodie a young a carer for her mother since she was 11 years old.
The UK Youth Awards will be split into two categories to crown UK Youth’s:
– Young Person of the Year – celebrating those truly remarkable 16-25 year olds who have gained vital life skills to help them overcome challenges and achieve their goals. These achievements may be selfless, brave and, perhaps even, heroic or just great examples of a young person positively transitioning into adulthood.
– Youth Organisation of the Year – celebrating the innovative and adaptable youth organisations that have overcome challenges to continuously support young people and their local communities. These organisations will have helped enable young people to positively progress through their social development journey from social engagement and learning to social action and leadership.
Three finalists in each category will be invited to a prestigious event at Buckingham Palace hosted by UK Youth’s Patron, HRH The Princess Royal, on 7th December, where the winners will be announced. Each winner will also receive grant funding of up to £350 and mentoring from top businesses to continue their positive journey.
Anna Smee, CEO of UK Youth said: “Every day I have the honour of hearing incredible stories of young people overcoming adversity to positively transform their life and the lives of others. It’s about time these young people and the grassroots youth organisations who support them every step of the way take centre stage. The UK Youth Awards aim to put the spotlight on these inspirational stories to showcase just what the youth sector is achieving by empowering young people with vital life skills to positively transition into adulthood.”
For more information and to submit an award nomination, please click here. The deadline for entries is midnight on Sunday 13th November, with the winners being announced on 7th December.
2 Day course @ Youth Cymru
This training course runs over two days and will provide participants with an opportunity to developing their knowledge and understanding of how plan, manage, deliver and evaluate an event.
The course provides the knowledge required to create a meaningful and engaging event experience. Intended to provide participants with the opportunity to develop practical skills and knowledge essential for effective event management, the sessions involve practical project based learning based on real or simulated events. The training takes an interactive approach and will best suit participants who want to develop practical event planning skills whilst gaining accreditation for a real work/volunteer based event. (Please note the accreditation is optional and if selected requires a work based project– not simulated event.)
More details Click here
The Big Music Project
To Support The Big Music Project in Wales at Youth Cymru delivered in partnership between UK Youth and Global Radio and funded by The Big Lottery Fund. It creates development opportunities for 14- 24 year olds across the UK through their love of music, equipping young people with the skills and knowledge they need to create a successful future in the music and creative industries, motivating them to launch their careers. The project will help young people develop employability skills and provide motivational activities that open up new horizons. It will also promote resilience, awareness and ambition and so enhances participants’ ability to interact with wider society while offering them access to a range of exciting opportunities.
If you feel you have the background and experience required for this role and have a genuine interest in what we do as a charity, we want to hear from you.
STARTER CHEF App by YMCA Cardiff
Last Friday, Youth Cymru staff attended to the launch of the new app STARTER CHEF, a recipe app that has been created by a group of Young Carers from YMCA Cardiff.
The app lets you choose your favourite meal, create a list with the food you need to buy at the supermarket, follow the steps and tips about “how to cook it” and enjoy your meal!
Great project to support families. At the same time, young careers gain life skills cooking and developing this kind of projects.
Because cooking can be fun, cheap and healthy!
We have already taken a look to the App and it is amazing!
Are you ready to be a chef? Download the Starter Chef App for free and try it!
The App is now available on App Store (iTunes) click here
It will be soon on Google Play
Thanks YMCA Cardiff for the fantastic App and nice event!
Please, see below the dates for the forthcoming YAA Trainings:
|Award Worker Course||Thursday 28th April (10am-3pm)|
|Agency Moderation Course||Thursday 12th May (10am-12pm)|
|External Moderation Meeting||Thursday 12th May (1pm-3pm)|
For more information about the trainings and booking your place, click here
Not the Usual Hustings
Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of Wales are undertaking a project called ‘Not’ The Usual Suspects. The project aims to
involve young people in gaining an understanding of politics and speaking with politicians about issues which
affect their daily lives.
As part of this project, there will be a ‘Not the Usual Hustings’ event where young people aged 16 to 25 can ask
candidates from each of the main political parties why young people should vote for them in the forthcoming
Welsh Assembly Elections. The event is hosted by BBC Newsbeats Steffan Powell and will provide young
people with an opportunity to visit a ‘market place’ to find out more about politics. On the evening the
‘Politically Correct App’ will be launched which has been designed by young people to explain how politics
affects young people. The event will finish with an opportunity for young people and possibly the AM candidates
to test out the trampolines!
Infinity Trampoline Park, Saint Catherines Park, Pengam Rd, Cardiff CF24 2RZ.
Dates Thursday 7 April 2016, 6pm until 9pm
The event will include an opportunity for young people to use the trampolines after the ‘hustings’ event.
Ages 16-25 (Primarily we want to offer this to those who vote but are open to younger people attending if relevant)
This activity is funded by Erasmus+
For further details please contact BGC Wales headquarters on 029 20575705.
If travelling as a group, please use your own organisational
procedures such as consent forms etc. Infinity Trampoline park
have an additional form which is attached to this information sheet.
Bookings can be made via the office or online at