Trans*Form Cymru Steering Group

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Are you aged 11-25? Do you identify somewhere on the trans* spectrum or are gender questioning?

Would you like the opportunity to lead an exciting project promoting the rights of trans* young people in Wales?

Youth Cymru is a charity supporting young people across Wales. We have received funding from the Welsh Government for Trans*Form Cymru, a three year project aiming to improve understanding of trans* and non-binary gender identities among professionals who work with young people across Wales.

We will be forming a Steering Group of young people who relate to being trans* to lead the project with Youth Cymru.

Opportunities:

As part of the Steering Group, you’ll have the opportunity to develop new skills, attend local and national events, take part in training and shape a project which will improve the lives of trans* young people across Wales.

  • Develop and deliver training to improve awareness of gender identity among young people and professionals who work with them.
  • Create a Charter of good practice to ensure that organisations are supporting young people whatever their gender identity
  • Have your voice heard at United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child event in July 2014. The UNCRC protects and promotes the rights of children and young people and you’ll inform a United Nations report on trans* young people’s rights in Wales.

..and much more!

If you would like to be part of the Steering Group or to find out more, please contact Rachel at transform@youthcymru.org.uk

The Big Music Project hub training day in Wales

Young people from all over Wales attended a training event in Cardiff to become Champions for £4million Big Lottery Funded music project  On Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd March 2014, Youth Cymru invited 85 young people from 8 areas of Wales who joined together to kick start The Big Music Project.

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During the event, the young Champions completed training in Project Planning, marketing using social media and peer education plus a question and answer panel supported by singer and songwriter Amy Wadge.

The project will see millions of young people from across the UK finding new directions to their futures through their love of music.   In Wales 8 Hubs have been specially selected as a Hub for The Big Music Project, with 10 of their members being named “Champions” and taking on a special challenge to make a positive change in the community through a hands-on music project. so what’s it all about click image below to find out more?

  The workshops enthused the Champions to kick start they projects.

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Launching our website

Youth Cymru launched their website at an event organised by CWVYS at the Senedd, Cardiff. Here are some AMs showing their support.

Russell George AM

Russell George AM

Ken Skates AM

Ken Skates AM

Peter Black AM

Peter Black AM

Aled Roberts AM

Aled Roberts AM

Lindsay Whittle AM

Lindsay Whittle AM

Jeff Cuthbert AM

Jeff Cuthbert AM

Starbucks Youth Action 2014

This week Youth Cymru attended the Parliamentary Launch of the Starbucks Youth Action programme. Now in its fourth year, the SYA programme gives young people aged 16-24 the chance to receive funding and training to turn their ideas for a social action project into a reality.

The launch was attended by MPs, representatives from Starbucks and young Ambassadors of the programme, who shared their experiences of receiving funding and making a positive change in their communities.

The deadline for applications is Monday 17th March at 9am. You can apply online here.

For more information, please contact rachel@youthcymru.org.uk

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