Rochdale Youth in Action
Date published: 25 June 2012
15 and 17 year old youths from Rochdale will join an army of dedicated young people across the country that will collectively spend a massive 110,000 hours helping their communities to tackle the social problems that matter most to them under National Citizen Service 2012.
Communities will feel the power of positive youth action this summer as nearly 5,000 young people across North West put their energy and enthusiasm into projects such as helping the homeless, teaching kids sport and refurbishing local youth centres.
KYP are working in partnership with Catch 22 and the Challenge Network to bring the opportunity and benefits of the innovative programmes that are part of the National Citizen Service to Rochdale’s 15-17 year olds.
(a) The Challenge – as a team 12, young people will undertake 3 challenges and have an unbeatable experience. The Challenge is a chance for young 15-17 year olds to show themselves and others (including employers and university admissions tutors) what they can do.
The programme is spread over 2 1/2 weeks full-time during the summer, plus 4 days over weekends in the autumn. In Rochdale there are 2 departure dates for the programmes, which are Wednesday 4 July and Monday 13 August.
The Challenge programme includes:
• Part 1: The Personal Challenge
• Part 2: The Team Challenge
• Part 3 and beyond: The Real Challenge
(b) Takatof (shoulder to shoulder) – as a team of 15, young people will participate in a 7 week Catch 22 programme that will commence in August 2012. People need to register their interest by 30 June 2012.
The programme will include:
• 1 week activity packed residential in Wales (starts 20 August)
• 1 week of personal and team development and empowerment (starts 27 August)
• 30 hours of volunteering on a social action project, spread over 5 weeks
KYP are working very closely with a range of local partners, including the Councils Youth Service, Deeplish Community Centre, Spotland Community Centre, Youth Unity Committee, and Aspire Generations to maximise the benefits of these programmes for local youths. They are inviting all 15 to17 year-olds in Rochdale to get involved.
Young people will gain valuable life experience and new skills, make friends from all walks of life and prepare themselves for their futures – while playing a part in making their communities better.
To find out more please contact Nadeem on 07973912633 or visit KYP’s website www.kyp.org.uk/youthinaction
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