What we need help to do
We want to work to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills of young people in Wales by creating Healthy and Sustainable Lifestyle Youth Hubs where we will support and enable young people to become Sustainable Lifestyle Champions working in their local communities. We will empower them to make healthier and more positive lifestyle choice, support and train them to work within their communities to share their learning and apply their new skills bringing about positive changes that reduces harm to our environment.
The money from Aviva will mean that our project will be able to develop a Healthy and Sustainable Lifestyle Toolkit, which will provide workshops, information and guidance to support young people and youth workers to develop their understanding of how to promote sustainable environmental practices both as individuals and as communities. It will mean we are able to provide this vital resource and ongoing support and training to the young people and the hubs, as well as providing them with a vital grant allowing them to develop and deliver their local Youth Community Social Action Projects. These projects will focus on promoting and supporting healthy lifestyles and sustainability in their local communities.
The funding will ensure we can support them in researching, designing, developing, delivering and evaluating their local social actions project as well as ensuring they can promote and document their experiences and learning through social media further promoting their important work. They will develop vital transferable life skills that will benefit young people now and in the future and develop them as empowered, positive and productive members of their communities. The funding will mean we can bring all the champions together to attend a joint Youth Healthy Lifestyle and Sustainability Showcase Event and Conference. This event will promote the project more widely, (we will invite other youth workers and young people) sharing learning and experiences and spreading the project idea and aims by inspiring other youth groups to do similar local social action work in other communities.