On the 20 February, we held a ‘Get Together’ for some of the young people who have benefited from our Social Action Journey Fund programme.
The programme, created in partnership with O2 Think Big and funded by the Cabinet Office, aims to get disadvantaged 14-17 year olds to develop their role in the community and explore what they can offer others.
The event was an opportunity for the young people to meet others who are on a social action journey with O2 Think Big and to celebrate the work that they have been doing over the past year.
During the day the young people got to network and share project ideas, gain tips on running successful projects from the NYA Think Big team and celebrate their achievements so far.
Among those attending was the Youth Forum and Young Adult group from Nottingham University Hospitals Youth Service who worked withe the SAJF team to create a hospital community, providing young people with an opportunity to share their experiences in a safe environment.
KICfm, a young person’s community radio station based in Wolverhampton that works with young people between the ages 18-24 who aren’t in education, employment or in training, also shared their experiences.
The event was just one of a series of ‘Get Togethers’ taking place across England to celebrate the success of the programme and the young people who have taken part.