I was a Youth Action Team member for Leicestershire and Rutland! Last year I completed V Talent Year Scheme with the British Youth Council! Now I am working in my local community and have my ear to the ground. http://bycblog.wordpress.com/
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As children and students enter a crucial stage of their lives where they are expected to work for themselves, cater for themselves and indeed learn new things by themselves; I strongly think that it is important that independence is invigorated and encouraged throughout the younger generation. Many challenges await them and it is largely important that they must be seen as the worlds future, strength... Read more
about 1 year ago
The Big Society is surely Camerons way of carrying on what his predecessors started in following a neo -liberal ideology. It is this theory of hollowing out the state. Where before public services were offered by a large public workforce, we now have private companies fulfilling public service tasks (e.g. PPI School building and management, PPI hospitals etc, public waste disposal by private companies... Read more
over 1 year ago
Well, firstly, goodbye. I'm not 25 for much longer. I know this site is pretty much abandoned but I'm not sure where else to post this and don't really use Facebook any more.
Weirdly, I don't actually do much volunteering anymore. Anyone else found that? The lack of funding has made things almost impossible. A lot of groups and organisations don't appear to be mentioning this at all really... Read more
about 2 years ago
I agree with what you say lot of funding has stopped and its wasting a lot of young volunteers who have a good background of experiences but everyone is try to be positive about it !
NEET? excuse my ignorance what does this stand for. I've been volunteering at the Botanical Gardens in Sheffield consistently since September 2008 and recently started doing a day every other week with the City Centre Gardening team. Throughout this time I've spent 2 years at College doing a NVQ2 and NPTC3 in Horticulture, between College and volunteering I've gained such a lot of invaluable practical... Read more
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The Term "NEET" is used to define young people 'Not in Education, Employment or Training'! It does not mention volunteering.
How would you brighten up a shabby area in your community? What would you transform a disused space into?
Let us know any other ideas you have for transforming a run down space in your community!
over 2 years ago
I've never seen a proper outdoor gym, but I'm curious... sounds like a budget tastic winner!
A lot of the London boroughs have them: full on gym equipment in the park. All free to use:
Charlotte! Can we go together for a chilly north London gym sesh? ;)
I'd kinda want to see an outdoor library...
We are pleased to unveil our brand new shiny motion infographic which captures what the site is all about and some of the fantastic points of view and opinions from site members plus Keith Lemon's interesting views on the Big Society... Hope you enjoy it!
over 2 years ago
Wow! I love this, so well made! Thank you so much for using my quote btw :) And sorry I haven't been around, had a lot on, but I'm back! :D
Glad you like it and thank you for letting us use your quote...Glad to have you back! v has just launched a new leadership programme (Teamv) that might be of interest to you, check it out if you get the chance http://goo.gl/xhF7Q
This is question of free speech if they were members of a terrorist group then their comments would merit a strong sentence but then rioting is not normal and reflects the economic climate, the 92% cuts to UK youth service and the gap between the rich and poor!
Pre-crime arrests? I think so
The word 'Incite' is also very dangerous for the sole reason it assumes that ones crime is variable and not there personal reversibility, thus no one should be jailed for inciting violence.
What about inciting violence by talking to your friends at school, down the pup or at the local football match? Would you get arrested for that?
What about via text? No, you wouldn... Read more
If You Google this you'll find a pitch for socia investment
"The US side is presumably attempting to foster democracy in another country, which never expressed much interest and shows little real interest now. That of course is Iraq, where recent estimates indicate a cost of $1.5 billion per week.
That same amount of money, spread over five years instead of one week, would more than" cover... Read more
Very interesting question, Joshuaa, and thought provoking response, Jeff. Have you guys seen the various parliamentary outreach events we have this month? You can submit a question for Andrew Stunnell MP, and there's a physical event on 21st Century activism on May 23rd if you could join us.
Or AimHigher. So, so sad.
I agree Aimhigher and Connections are more important! But the real confusing thing is that Connection advisors sometimes were classed as youth workers and some times as advisor's.
Hope you're all well.
Been a while since I posted.
Just wanted to let you all know we're still fighting hard for young people. We've been speaking to the local council, our MPs and have even manage to speak to Nick Hurd under our local MPs behalf. We're moving forward in every way possible.
We are in a very strong position at the moment. As you're well aware, the riots saw young... Read more
over 2 years ago
over 2 years ago
I am really worried about this as the true test of civilized society is how it treats is most vulnerable members e.g the elderly and the young! I think we have fall badly here! we are looking up children and not giving the support to help them change their lives! I wonder if prison education get much funding or maybe it been cut! Great!
"not giving the support" what do you propose?
A youth service and connections! Plus more family support for families which need it and mentoring programme in schools!
Have you got a message for the Prime Minister about the riots?
The British Youth Council, UK Youth Parliament and Young Mayors Network want young people themselves to have a say on the riots. They're currently compiling a report to take to UK Government and are asking young people to have their say.