Making sure young people have a voice in their local community.
The DDH Youth Board was formed in March 2011 and consists of 12 young people aged 12 to 17.Working closely with the current DDH Board the team is responsible for youth-proofing our services and ensuring young people are involved in the future of housing. They have an active roll in our communities and want to make a difference to our services.
Their aim is about encouraging local young people to:-
- Have their voices and suggestions heard
- Get involved in decisions that affect them
- Change the perceptions of young people in and around Daventry.
Their achievements so far include:-
- consulting 115 young people about their priorities
- holding two events for young people including a “Summer Samba” Daventry Youth Day Event
- taking part in two Daventry Arts Festival Parades
- organising a two week Summer Activity Quest Play Scheme
- organisingan intergeneration visit to Sandringham
- organising two intergenerational lunches and raising £240 for charity
- producing a video about the perceptions of young people and one about their achievements in 2012
- meeting MP Chris Heaton-Harris at Westminster
- successfully gaining £2,500 funding from the Northamptonshire Community Foundation’s High Sherriff Initiative’s Fund
Through their involvement the Youth Board members receive appropriate training, develop new skills, organise events and have fun.The Youth Board members volunteered a total of 742 hours of time in 2012. The Youth Board members have their volunteer hours recorded and recognised through Service Six.
For more information about the Youth Board or how you can get involved contact us on 01327 707500 or e-mail us firstname.lastname@example.org