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York Youth Community Action and Volunteering

Meeting: 08/03/2011 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Children and Young People's Services (Item 44)

44 York Youth Community Action Pilot for 14-16 year olds pdf icon PDF 83 KB

This report details outcomes, impact and lessons learned from the Government funded York Youth Community Action Programme, and seeks comments from the Executive Member in terms of the recommendations being made to ensure the legacy of the programme is sustained.

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Decision:

RESOLVED:(i)         That the outcome and impact of the Youth Community

                                    Action Programme be noted.

 

                        (ii)            That the importance of youth community action and

                                    volunteering be endorsed.

 

                        (iii)            That the recommendations detailed in Annex A of the

report be approved to ensure that the legacy of the programme is sustained.

 

REASON:      Youth volunteering and community action offers a great opportunity for CYC to continue to foster relations between voluntary groups and schools to provide the city’s 14-16 year olds with a range of opportunities that would otherwise have been unavailable to them and for young people to achieve demonstrable outcomes for the benefit of communities, other individuals and the environment.

Minutes:

The Executive Member received a report that gave details of the outcomes, impact and lessons learned from the Government funded York Youth Community Action Programme. 

 

Officers gave details of what had been delivered during the ten-month programme period January – October 2010.  The Executive Member was delighted to note that 3547 14-16 year olds (75% of the total cohort) had completed 26,927 hours of new community action and volunteering activity across a number of disciplines.  Details were given of the forms that the volunteering had taken and of the outcomes, impact and benefits that the programme had brought.  Examples were given of some of success stories for individuals and families. 

 

The Executive Member’s views were sought on Annex A of the report, which detailed recommendations that had been made to ensure that the legacy of the programme was sustained.

 

The Executive Member stated that the Youth Community Action Programme had been hugely beneficial and she paid tribute to those involved in organising the programme and to the young people who had participated.   She stated that she was delighted that there was a commitment by organisations such as York CVS and York Cares to continue to develop opportunities for young people to take part in volunteering.   

 

RESOLVED:(i)         That the outcome and impact of the Youth Community

                                    Action Programme be noted.

 

                        (ii)            That the importance of youth community action and

                                    volunteering be endorsed.

 

                        (iii)            That the recommendations detailed in Annex A of the

report be approved to ensure that the legacy of the programme is sustained.

 

REASON:      Youth volunteering and community action offers a great opportunity for CYC to continue to foster relations between voluntary groups and schools to provide the city’s 14-16 year olds with a range of opportunities that would otherwise have been unavailable to them and for young people to achieve demonstrable outcomes for the benefit of communities, other individuals and the environment.


 

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