Empowering Young People to Make Choices for Life
January has sped past without a breather to take stock.
* Our staff and young volunteers have held another Sunday Brunch club, giving young people the opportunity to socialise and try new things;
* Our Peer Leaders are working hard to deliver their training sessions around engaging in democracy;
* GYA is motoring through its list of priorities for the year,;
* YFG are currently working on recruiting new members, broadening the reach of Keyfund and enabling young people to achieve their project ideas.
* GYA members have met with the Governments Child Poverty Unit to talk about issues affecting them and also hosted a fantastic workshop style conference at Durham University around child poverty which saw young people from across the North East writing their own localized child poverty strategies and working with their decision makers.
February has started in a similar vein, two GYA members giving a speech at Newcastle University about intergenerational work while another two made a presentation to Newcastle Youth Council about the work of GYA and how to make groups truly youth led and dynamic. We have a group of volunteers embarking on an ASDAN Community Volunteers Qualification which will see them complete 150 hours of volunteering and gain 50 UCAS points into the bargain.
February is Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans History Month, it celebrates the lives and achievements of the LGBT community and to celebrate its diversity and that of the society as a whole. GYC groups are all invited to our Curry Night when we will be working with members of the Sexual Health team to look at the discrimination faced today by LGBT people and compare it with life twenty or so years ago, how have things improved?
To become a member of GYC, download the membership form, and send it in with a cheque for £25.00.