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1 1 Firing Young Peoples’ Passion to Change the World for Good Young Social Innovators 2011/2012

2 2 Why Young Social Innovators?  Real life and work skills  Key skills development  Experience  Emphasis on active participation  Extends learning beyond the classroom  Development of the whole person  Promotion of general, technical and academic skills – self- directed learning

3 3 Who can take part?  Suits ALL abilities  Is ideal for Transition Year/LCA module  Also fits into a range of subject areas including:  SPHE  Business  Religious Education  Home Economics  History  Geography  Science  Mini companies  And many more…

4 4 Key Skills The 4Cs Framework NCCA identified 5 key skills

5 5 Elements of a YSI Project A.Identify Issues B. Select a Topic A. Build a Team B. Plan Project C. Collect & Analyse Information Make a Change/ Respond to Issue Communicate, Advocate & Celebrate

6 6 Elements of a YSI Project A. Identify Issues B. Select a Topic Care

7 7 Identify Issues Encourage young people to discuss and explore a wide variety of issues. Possible methodologies include:  Media monitoring – newspaper cuttings  Local/community concerns  Develop existing YSI project (“Step Up”)  ‘Where do you Stand?’  ‘Who wants to be a Young Social Innovator?’  ‘Ideas Wall’ For more ideas see workbook pages 9-13 or see YSI Website “The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas” Dr. Linus Pauling

8 8 A: 166 C: 250 B: 60 D: :50 How many members are there in Dáil Éireann? €1 Million € € € €64000 €32000 €16000 €8000 €4000 €2000 €1000 €500 €300 €200 €100

9 9 Sustained Projects A ‘Step Up’ Project:  Continuation of a previous project  Should demonstrate clear development  YSI teams may continue to work on project begun by previous YSI team  Projects that continue from one year to another are ‘Step Up’ Projects

10 10 Select a Topic Having identified an issue, select a specific topic to focus on. Useful approaches include: RRanking MMock court/political debate activity IIssue ‘champions’ VVote MMail Bag HHot Seating (exercise in empathy) YSI Project Outline – October (title and issue) For more ideas see workbook pgs or YSI Website

11 11 John (16) Lives in medium sized town with parents, 2 older brothers & sister. Brief biography:  Believes everybody his age drinks  It’s ok to use pocket money to buy alcohol - will get money elsewhere if necessary  Great hurler, but gave up as too hung over on Sunday mornings  Looks up to older brothers Paula (?) Lives in same town with four children (10-17) Brief biography:  Under financial pressure – new supermarket opened up  Will sell alcohol to all customers – including underage teenagers  Warns her children not to drink alcohol  Believes she cannot be held responsible for other people’s actions Killian (32) Lives in same town with young family Brief biography:  Works as a paramedic  Believes majority of accidents related to alcohol  Disillusioned by what she sees every weekend  Does not drink Paul (17) Hurls on same team John used to play with. Brief biography:  Was friends with John, but not so friendly now  Does not go out every weekend  Loves playing all sports  Wants to study sports psychology in college  Interested in his fitness levels

12 12 Elements of a YSI Project A. Build a Team B. Plan Project C. Collect & Analyse Information Co-operate

13 13 Build a Team  Every YSI project is team-based (5-25 per team)  Ensure that team members have clearly defined roles  Encourage identification and recognition of each others’ skills and talents  Team-building activities are very worthwhile Team Talents, Paper Bag Game, The Tallest Tower  See problems that arise as opportunities to learn about working together For more ideas see workbook pgs or YSI Website

14 14 Plan Project Every successful project needs careful planning and teams should think about:  What they want to achieve  What their goals are  Timeframe/deadlines  Roles and responsibilities  Support available  Try to ensure plan is flexible in case of unforeseen circumstances For more ideas see workbook pgs or see YSI Website “The best laid schemes o' mice an' men Gang aft a-gley, [often go awry]” Robert Burns

15 15 Collect & Analyse Information Use a variety of collection methods and a wide range of information sources. Background Research  Relevant Organisations  Talk to those affected/involved  Internet and other media sources (reliable sources)  Library Action Research  Questionnaires  Interviews  Visiting Speakers  Field Trips  Vox Pops For more information see workbook pgs or see YSI Website

16 16 Collect & Analyse Information When information has been collected, teams should analyse it and consider their findings:  What do people affected by the issue think?  What does this information mean to our project?  What are our underlying assumptions and values?  Have you discovered any unexpected information/findings? For more information see workbook pgs or see YSI Website

17 17 Elements of a YSI Project Change Make a Change / Respond to Issue

18 18 Respond to Issue At this stage, teams decide what innovative response to take.  Strong understanding of the issue  Passion to make a change  Reflect on problem  Identify possible solutions For more information see workbook pages or YSI Website

19 19 Respond to Issue Creativity and Innovation consists of:  SEEING what everyone else has seen  THINKING what no one else has thought  DOING what no one else has dared!

20 20 Respond to Issue Example of innovation (video clip) For more information see workbook pages or YSI Website

21 21 Respond to Issue Useful activities for innovative thinking:  Gap analysis activity  Critical Success Factors  Visualisation  Innovation Box  Think Tank For more information workbook pages or YSI Website

22 22 Respond to Issue Think Tank Teams!  The Factual Team Information, facts, figures, statistics  The Emotional Team Emotions & feelings  The Creative Team New ideas, alternatives, suggestions, possibilities  The Legal Team Who is responsible and consequences of actions  The Optimistic Team Advantages, benefits or positive responses to situation  The Authorities Big picture, roles, timeframes and resources Learning: Using an assigned way of thinking, participants see a range of diverse angles and allow them an opportunity to narrow the focus down to a viable, innovative response. Provides opportunity for lateral thinking.

23 23 Elements of a YSI Project Advocate, Communicate & Celebrate Communicate

24 24 Advocate & Communicate  Advocacy and awareness raising may be a major focus of some projects.  Use as many opportunities as possible to communicate message – open days, parents’ nights, website, local media, display work in local hall/community centre….. For more ideas see workbook pgs or see YSI Website

25 25 Project ReportSpeak Out! Evidence of Learning

26 26 Project Report  12 typed pages (max.) or 10 minute CD/DVD  Read ‘Guide to Writing a YSI Project Report’  January in-service workshop will focus on Report  Use the 4Cs to structure Project Report CareCo-operateChangeCommunicate Youth ledTeamworkYouth ledTell your story Level of understanding Working with others Innovative response Advocacy Submit report 2 nd March For more info see ‘Guide to Writing a YSI Project Report’ in workbook or see YSI Website/ resources section/Step by Step/ Write report

27 27 Advocate & Communicate Regional Speak Outs  YSI Advocacy Platforms  Advocate on the message and the response  Various locations - March 2012  Two minutes to advocate  Use creativity and imagination For more ideas see workbook pgs or see YSI Website

28 28 Advocate & Communicate See clip from Speak Outs 2011

29 29 YSI Recognition of Achievement Young People: Record of Achievement  Reference Letter of Participation  YSI Certificate Guides: ‘Certificate of Recognition’  Attend both Sept. ’11 and Jan. ’12 workshops  Guide a team to submit Project Report & present at Speak Out  Certified Guides who continue to participate in YSI are recognised as YSI Leaders

30 30 Celebrate Locally Create your own platforms and celebrate at local level. Some suggestions include:  Exhibit work in local library/ community centre  Invite other YSI teams to have mini Speak Out and present for students/staff/parents/those who supported project  Extend two minute presentation  Showcase project and presentation at Transition Year night  Use local media to publicise hard work For more ideas see workbook pgs or see YSI Website

31 31 Optional Elements Annual Showcase  Biggest celebration and showcase of social innovation YSI Den  Dragons’ Den format Fun-raising Challenge  Open to all teams who raise awareness and funds

32 32 Celebrate! Annual Showcase (optional)  Celebration of work and achievements of both young people and Guides  Selection of projects are showcased variety of themes  Entertainment/ music/open mic/ games  More information in January

33 33 Celebrate! See Clip from Showcase

34 34 Optional Extras YSI Den  Dragon’s Den format  Pitch ideas/plans to panel  Request money, means or mentoring for development Fun-raising Challenge  Teams who apply receive an information pack  Can enter a special Fun-raising Challenge at the Annual Showcase See website for clips of YSI Den 10/11

35 35 YSI Resources In-service workshops September:  Getting started  How to Guide a YSI project January:  Prepare for Speak Out/ Creative Communication  Project Report Planning Workbook:  Provides information, advice, worksheets and ideas  Provides young people with a structure for their Project  Project guide and planning tool  Designed for young people  New ‘Guide to writing a Project Report’ Innovate  Monthly e-zine

36 36 YSI’s website:  Resources (Step by step guide, activities, library)  Examples of YSI projects  Calendar  Gallery  Updates Guides’ Zone (ysiguide/ysi11)  Book Speak Outs  Pay fees  Access feedback  Guide forum  Programme forms

37 37 YSI Calendar September  Organisation applies  Attend ‘Getting Started’ Workshop October  Submit project outline & fee payment January  Attend ‘Communications’ Workshop March  Submit Project Report  Regional Speak Outs May  Annual Showcase  Local celebrations April  YSI Den  YSI Feedback on-line

38 38 Any Questions?

39 39 Thank You! January 2012 ‘Communications’ Workshop:  Project Report;  Speak Outs;  Creative Communications;  YSI Den;  Fun-raising Challenge;  Annual Showcase. See you there!

40 40 YSI (Charitable status) Main Sponsor The Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government Sponsors Frank Young Memorial Fund


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