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Description of activity
Youth Ambassadors gives young people a voice in the planning and delivery of local services for young people. Youth Ambassador meetings takes place on a monthly basis and is made up of a range of young people aged 11-19 from different settings across the Borough such as schools, youth centres and other youth groups.
Its aims are to enable young people to:
participate in the planning, delivery and evaluation of services for young people
meet and influence decision makers
consult with all young people across the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM)
promote positive images of young people
participate in and encourage youth voice
In addition to representing your school, youth centre or youth group there are many benefits to being a Youth Ambassador.
Carrying out staff interviews
Taking part in consultations
Inspecting youth clubs and projects
Meeting with Borough Councillors and managers
You will also gain valuable training, which could include:
Working with the media
Meeting Skills (Being a Chair, Vice Chair, Scribe etc)
All the time you spend on your work as a Youth Ambassador will be recorded and can be used to gain National accreditations including:
Duke of Edinburgh (Volunteering Section)
If you are interested in getting involved in the Youth Ambassadors, please contact the Youth Engagement Offer on the contact details below.
Here are some comments from the members of the group to anyone thinking of joining..
Join! It’s the best experience, honestly, and you’ll learn new skills whilst embracing opportunities that you won’t find elsewhere.
I would say it’s a wonderful opportunity for you to voice your opinions.
This is a group where you can help the community. If you care about the community which you live in, this is the right group for you!
It’s good, it’s amazing and you get to meet new people.
Organisation Contact Details
Address and Accessibility
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Youth Ambassadors is open to young people aged 11-25 with SEN or disabilities. You are welcome to bring your carer or support worker to the meeting.
Venue is wheelchair accessible and has disabled parking.
Description of Eligibility or Referral Criteria and Pathways (if applicable)
Youth Ambassadors is open to 11-19 year olds living in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM) and up to 25 years for young people with SEN and disabilities. All young residents within RBWM are welcome to attend. Please contact Elaine either by email or phone if you are interested in joining the group. If you would like to meet with the staff or have a chat before attending a meeting, let Felicity know and she can arrange this. The dates and times of the meetings and the information you may need will then be sent to you. Members of the group are also invited to contribute any agenda items prior to the meetings.
Which categories suit this organisation?
For a provision to be funded by the Local Authority, a child or young person will need to meet eligibility criteria and an assessment of need will be carried out to identify if provision is required.