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1 League of Young Voters Why Vote?

2 Hampshire County Youth Conference 15 th July 2014

3 Welcome to Hampshire County Council Introductions and Domestics

4 Boundaries Please: respect one another understand that we are all entitled to our views and opinions behave in a way that the place you are representing would expect stay in the Ashburton Hall

5 What is today all about? DVD #HCYCXpressYourself

6 What is social action? “Riot broom army”

7 What is social action? Social media campaigns

8 What is social action? Lobbying

9 What is social action? Getting your voice heard

10 What is social action? Publicity stunts

11 The Jimmy Mizen Foundation Jimmy was murdered when sticking up for his younger brother who’d been bullied By sharing Jimmy’s story with young people, The Foundation allows them to see the catastrophic effects of violence Peace café’s/Safe havens

12 A revolution?

13 Make Your Mark Champions needed!

14 Youth Voice in Hampshire UK Youth Parliament & Youth Voice Representatives

15 Youth Voice Representatives 1 year in office Getting your views Link between you and Hampshire County Council Sit on the Children’s and Young People’s Scrutiny Committee Get involved in lots of other events

16 Members of the Aged 11-18 2 year term of office 4 MYP and 4 Deputy positions available Work on campaigns Meet Councillors and officers at HCC Represent your views Help run Hampshire County Youth Conferences


18 Keep in touch! UKYP Hampshire Hampshire Youth Voice Representatives Follow us on @UKYPHampshire @hantsyouthrep

19 Workshop 1 Create the debate (votes at 16)

20 Isle of action

21 Social action in action Yservices for young people New Forest Youth Advisory Group

22 Social Action projects

23 The My Community Project is an ambitious initiative that harnesses the power of youth potential to deliver powerful, positive and impactful projects in their Communities. We are passionate about providing projects and services that will develop young leaders and ambassadors for change who will work together to leave a lasting impact in their community.

24 How the project is delivered A My Community project is offered to each Y Services youth project Young people identify the initiative they wish to support/develop or campaign for Young people choose how to support the project Programme is undertaken over a period of weeks All young people are recognised for their achievements

25 Help for Heroes sponsored stay awake This project included a visit from an ex-serviceman who explained some of the issues and problems that ex- servicemen and women can experience and what Help for Heroes does to support them.

26 Other examples of Projects undertaken Naomi House Hospice Community Mosaic - Genesis Rowans Hospice Helping Hands fundraiser - Xperience Raising awareness of Drug Driving – through a DVD – Gosport Detached Volunteering at an SEN provision to support activities Developing youth work in Stubbington – opening a new provision - Fareham Detached Additional Needs Football Project – Car wash – Odyssey Improvements to the local area in Portchester -public toilets - Odyssey




30 Some social action projects have been inspired by young peoples’ experiences The Helping Hands project was undertaken through the personal impact of the loss of a friends’ parent through cancer.


32 Young people, cut out, collated decorated hands from friends, Councillors and attendees at the local Snap Disco and created a piece of art which was presented to the Hospice. Over £100 was raised and presented to; The Rowans Hospice, Purbrook

33 Local projects also include: fundraising for homeless and developing youth provision

34 We ask young people - What is important to you in your community? What will your Legacy be?

35 We support young people to - Put their thoughts in action Support their creative ways to achieve social action

36 Y Ambassadors Y Services supports programmes that encourage people to create positive change through social action Each year three young people are chosen from across all the Y Projects to receive this award. The criteria for nominations include young people who have undertaken practical action in the service of others, which is: carried out by working together done for the good of others - individuals, communities and/or society brings about social change and/or value Promotes the work of the charity to other young people

37 Y Ambassador badges are presented annually

38 For more information please contact: Abi Facey Youth Development worker

39 Review your school Curriculum for Life

40 The ‘no homework’ party The ‘leave school early’ party The ‘no uniform’ party Hustings

41 Lunch! Visit the Stalls in ‘The Street’ Vote in the election Please return to your seats and be ready to start at 1:10pm

42 Join In

43 Vote with your feet Show me the money

44 Election results To vote or not to vote? That is the question

45 Make Your Mark Largest national youth consultation Vote on 15 topics Top 5 debated in House of Commons by MYPs Next years UKYPs campaign chosen Champions needed Register now !

46 Are you the next us?! UKYP elections 2015 > Deadline for nominations January 15 th > Candidate briefing January 24 th Youth Voice rep interviews > March 2015

47 Inspired to make something happen? ‘Approved by you’ grants – contact your County Councillor


49 Recognition Young Citizen of the Year Youth on Board Award Diana Award Employers acknowledgment

50 Postcard Pledge Selfies

51 End of Conference Thank you for coming, we hope to see you next time!

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