Trans*Form : Challenging Hate Crime

Aged 11-25? Identify as trans*? Would you like to be involved in a new project challenging hate crime in communities across Wales?

To mark Hate Crime Awareness Week, Youth Cymru are pleased to be working with South Wales Police and Gender Identity Matters on a pilot project in Bridgend to challenge hate crimes and incidents.

We are inviting young people to design street signs to raise awareness of what hate crime is, how to respond to it and promote Bridgend as a safe place for all.

The chosen design will be displayed in Bridgend town centre, as well as in local shops, takeaways and taxis, and will be launched at an event bringing together people from across Bridgend.

This is a pilot project and we are looking to roll out the project in communities across Wales.

Prize for the winning entry!

To submit a design or if you have any questions, please email rachel@youthcymru.org.uk

11-25 oed? Yn uniaethu fel traws*? Hoffech chi chwarae rhan mewn prosiect newydd sy’n herio troseddau casineb mewn cymunedau ledled Cymru?

Yn rhan o Wythnos Ymwybyddiaeth am Droseddau Casineb, mae Youth Cymru yn falch o fod yn gweithio gyda Heddlu De Cymru a Gender Identity Matters ar brosiect peilot ym Mhen-y-bont ar Ogwr er mwyn herio troseddau ac achosion casineb.

Rydyn ni’n gwahodd pobl ifanc i ddylunio arwyddion stryd i godi ymwybyddiaeth am beth yw troseddau casineb, sut i ymateb iddynt ac i hyrwyddo Pen-y-bont at Ogwr fel lle diogel i bawb.

Caiff y dyluniad buddugol ei arddangos yng nghanol tref Pen-y-bont, ac mewn siopau, siopau bwydydd parod a thacsis, a chaiff ei lansio mewn digwyddiad a fydd yn tynnu pobl o bob rhan o Ben-y-bont ar Ogwr at ei gilydd.

Prosiect peilot yw hwn, ac rydyn ni’n edrych ymlaen at gyflwyno’r prosiect mewn cymunedau ledled Cymru.

Bydd gwobr i’r cynnig buddugol!

Dylech anfon eich dyluniad, ac unrhyw gwestiynau sydd gennych, trwy e-bost at rachel@youthcymru.org.uk

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The Big Music Project Live in Cardiff Volunteer Opportunities

Find out what your future sounds like at The Big Music Project LIVE in Cardiff. Experience the backstage of the music industry, with reps from all areas, jobs and roles within the industry all under one roof – ready to show YOU how to get to where you want to be.

We have a very limited number of volunteer opportunities available for Big Music Champions at this event. So if you want to have an amazing experience and a great role to put on your C.V get yourself signed up now!

English application form

Y Prosiect Cerdd Mawr yn Fyw yng Nghaerdydd Cyfleoedd i Wirfoddolwyr

Dyddiad: 11 Hydref 2014

Lleoliad: Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru

Dewch i glywed eich dyfodol gyda’r Prosiect Cerdd Mawr FYW yng Nghaerdydd. Dewch i gael profiad cefn llwyfan o’r diwydiant cerddoriaeth, gyda chynrychiolwyr o bob maes, swydd a rôl yn y diwydiant o dan yr un to – ac yn barod i ddangos i CHI sut i gyrraedd eich nod.

Mae nifer gyfyngedig iawn o gyfleoedd gwirfoddoli ar gael i Hyrwyddwyr Cerdd Mawr yn y digwyddiad hwn. Felly os ydych chi am gael profiad mewn rôl wych y gallwch ei gynnwys ar eich CV, ymgofrestrwch nawr!

Cadw’r Atebion a Dod Nôl Wedyn!  

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THE BIG MUSIC PROJECT LIVE

The Big Music Project Live

 Plan B - Each One Teach One

Age 14-24? Want to work in music? Join Plan B to find out what your future sounds like at The Big Music Project LIVE in Cardiff on Saturday 11th October at the Wales Millennium Centre 11am – 7.30pm

Cardiff Millennium Centre

The place to be if you’re after a job in A&R / Hair & Makeup / Sound / Lighting / Video / Set Designing / Radio / Digital / Fashion OR want to make it as a performer

 

The Big Music Project Live is coming to Cardiff to help YOU get that first foot in the door.

Featuring…

 

Plan B reveals tricks of the trade

The chance to perform live on stage with the BRIT School Band

Info on how to find yourself a manager or become one yourself

Networking opportunities with industry insiders

Learn to remix or record the perfect vocal

Plus live music from special guests throughout the day

 

Music. People. Possibilities

 

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 Plan B - Each One Teach One

Oedran 14/24? Am weithio yn y byd cerddoriaeth?

Cael gwybod beth yw eich sain chi yn Y Prosiect Cerdd Mawr yn FYW yng Nghaerdydd ar ddydd Sadwrn 11 Hydref yng Nghanolfan Mileniwm Cymru 11am – 7.30pm

Cardiff Millennium Centre

 

Y lle i fod os ydych am gael swydd mewn A&R / Gwallt a Cholur / Sain / Goleuadau / Fideo / Dylunio Setiau / Radio / Digidol / Ffasiwn NEU rydych am lwyddo fel perfformiwr

 

Mae’r Prosiect Cerdd Mawr yn Fyw yn dod i Gaerdydd i’ch helpu CHI i gael eich troed yn y drws.

Gan gynnwys…

 

Mae Plan B yn datgelu triciau’r crefft

Y cyfle i berfformio’n fyw ar y llwyfan gyda Band yr Ysgol BRIT

Gwybodaeth am sut i ddod o hyd i reolwr neu fynd yn un eich hun.

Cyfleoedd rhwydweithio gyda’r diwydiant

Dysgwch sut i ailgymysgu neu recordio cân leisiol berffaith

Hefyd, cerddoriaeth fyw gan westeion arbennig trwy gydol y dydd

 

Cerddoriaeth. Pobl. Posibiliadau. 

 

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Calling Wales’ Young People Who Want to Improve Their Community’s Money Skills

Young people who want to take on the challenge of helping their communities learn how to manage money better are encouraged to apply for a grant to put their ideas into action as part of a UK-wide competition.

Up to 80 “Money for Life Challenge” grants worth £500 each are up for grabs in Wales for groups of young people between 16 and 24 years old who are in a further education, training or a community organisation.

The grants are to help groups of young people identify a money management issue in their local community and come up with a plan to address it. Along the way, they will improve their own money skills with the help of ‘Teach Me’, an online course, and then go on to use their skills to help their friends, families and local community.

The Challenge is part of Lloyds Banking Group’s award-winning personal money management programme and runs across the whole of the UK, with ColegauCymru / CollegesWales coordinating the programme in Wales.

The Challenge is now in its fourth year and has grown each year, with Wales really getting to grips with the Challenge and attracting proportionately more grants than the other UK nations. From an initial 40 grants that were available in 2011 in Wales, the Challenge is set to double this year, with 80 grants up for grabs.

The Money for Life Challenge is having a big impact on young people and their communities, with legacy grants available to winning teams across the UK to further develop their projects for lasting impact. Key to success in the Challenge will be coming up with new and creative ideas that are based on the experiences of team members, and which address the money management needs of their community.

Helping the Challenge reach new audiences, Youth Cymru will be partnering ColegauCymru this year.

Chief Executive of Youth Cymru, Helen Mary Jones, said: “Given a little helping hand, young people demonstrate to us time and time again that they have the enthusiasm, ideas and capacity to take on community-wide issues and the Challenge is a great opportunity to help them prove their worth.

“Youth Cymru works with youth clubs across the whole of Wales and we are very much looking forward to working with ColegauCymru to open the Money for Life Challenge to new audiences.”

Project Manager for Wales, ColegauCymru’s Rachel Dodge, said: “Over the last three years, the Money for Life Challenge has seen a great variety of ideas and new approaches to communities’ money management needs.  This year, with the involvement of Youth Cymru, we are hoping to reach out to new audiences in the youth sector whilst continuing to work with groups from housing associations, Communities First, further education and work-based training settings.

“With a little money and empowerment, young people are showing the way, and I hope that the Challenge will again this year help bring about lasting change in the money management skills of communities around Wales.”

All applications for Money for Life Challenge grants must be made by 21 November 2014. The teams who are successful in being awarded a grant will then develop their ideas and put them into practice in their communities by 6 March 2015, with the best projects being selected to attend the Wales Final on 28 April 2015. The winners of the Wales Final will represent Wales at the UK Grand Final on 28 May 2015. More information is available on http://www.moneyforlifechallenge.org.uk

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Contact: Sylvia Davies on 029 2052 8384 or 07968 771913.
Notes to editors:

1. ColegauCymru / CollegesWales is a national educational charity that represents all 15 further education (FE) colleges and institutions in Wales. Its mission is to raise the profile of further education with key decision-makers to improve opportunities for learners in Wales. For further information about ColegauCymru / CollegesWales, and the colleges it represents, visit www.colegaucymru.ac.uk or www.collegeswales.ac.uk

2. Youth Cymru is a charity that works with youth groups, youth workers and young people throughout the whole of Wales. It works with youth clubs, service providers, charities, individuals and many companies in the corporate sector to help provide services and amenities for young people in Wales. More information is available at http://youthcymru.org.uk/

3. Money for Life is Lloyds Banking Group’s award-winning personal money management programme, targeted at young people and adults in further education, training and community organisations. Lloyds has invested £8 million in the programme from 2010 to 2014.

The Money for Life Qualifications provide accredited, fully-funded training to enable community support workers across the UK to embed personal money management skills at a local level.
The Money for Life Challenge is a national competition that provides £500 grants to empower teams of 16-24 year olds to run a money management in their area.

Money for Life was awarded a Big Tick and was shortlisted in Business in the Community’s Building Stronger Communities Award 2014

Social Action and Volunteering questionaire

Youth Cymru are currently looking at social action and volunteering for young people in Wales, please can you complete the questionnaire below, if you would like to share your experiences in setting up volunteering or identifying social action within your community.

 

 

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Free Training!!

Do you work with young people?
Looking for Free Safeguarding Training for Your Team?
Youth Cymru in partnership with the YMCA College are able to offer your organisation Level 2 Accredited Training in:
Safeguarding Young People in a Youth Work ContextIf your interested in this free course and have a minimum of 12 people who could attend the Youth Cymru Training venue then please  email: mailbox@youthcymru.org.uk and you will contact to arrange and discuss a suitable date for your training. 


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Cofrestrwch eich Sefydliad am ddim gyda Youth Cymru  er mwyn dod yn aelod

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Mae gan Youth Cymru Bortfolio Hyfforddiant helaeth – i bori drwy ein cyrsiau cliciwch:
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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

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Ken Skates AM

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Peter Black AM

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Aled Roberts AM

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Lindsay Whittle AM

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Jeff Cuthbert AM

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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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