Posts Tagged ‘young people’

”Tabula Rasa” is an amazing new youth led project based in South Norwood for young people aged 11-19. They are currently looking for volunteers to help run the project and need young people to take part in the workshops.

Want to be part of the ‘Tabula Rasa’ team?

The whole team that runs and supports the project are between the ages of 22-24. So the project is run by young people for young people! This means young people will always have a say on how to improve the project. They aim to give young people a chance to learn new skills and encourage them to use their skills to find work and higher education courses.

Or if you are aged 11-19, you can join the workshops?

All the details are in the flyer below:

Also, there are one-to-one support sessions (advice and guidance), anonymous text messaging support service, homework workshops, career advice and support/ C.V writing and mentoring.


If interested, contact via email: or tel: 0771 724 6444

Do you love volunteering?

Want to make a difference?

vInspired are searching for young people with energy, enthusiasm, ideas and passion to join their Board.

Follow the link: for more details and to fill out their online application form.

Deadline is 3rd August 2012 at 5pm so HURRY UP!

Would you be interested in volunteering on a new Police project with Croydon Xpress? The aim of this project is to train 32 Croydon Police Officers on how to interact more effectively with young people.

If interested please email Nicole Beckford ASAP and let her know if you’re free to attend the first planning meeting THIS Tuesday 24th January 5pm at the CVA, London Road, Croydon.

Travel expenses will be reimbursed and refreshments provided. To find out more about Croydon Xpress check out their newly launched website:

Crystal Palace Football Club joins forces with Croydon’s young people and youth support organisations to counter the negative public perception of young people and highlight the positive contributions that they can offer to their communities.

In response to the Croydon riots and to counteract the negative perception of young people in Croydon, an event, Action for Impact, is being held on 02 February 2012 at Crystal Palace Football Stadium to showcase the diverse range of activities and support available to young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET). Action for Impact will also focus on the creative work many young people get involved in through community based activities tailored to enhance young people’s professional and personal development.

Following the recent riots, research into Metropolitan Police Service statistics show that while only 0.07% of young people commit serious violent crime [Independent Academic Research Studies (IARS) 2011], this is in stark contrast to recent research findings relating to perceptions of young people and violence.

The 99% campaign, run by the IARS, reported that 44% of the 1000 adults who were asked in a 2010 poll: “How many young people do you think commit serious youth violence” answered between 5%-20%. 25% of those asked thought that over 50% of young people commit serious youth violence (IARS 2010).

The summer riots did little to build local employers’ confidence in employing young people. According to Business & Education London South (BELS), a local youth charity, many young people in Croydon who did not get involved in the riots and who positively engage in services to help them into work, education or training are being tarnished by the negative public perception of young people.

“Most of the young people with whom we work have expressed their disapproval of the riots.” says BELS’ Chief Executive, Michael Manning Prior. “In fact, their main concern is to secure their futures through getting a foothold on gainful employment.

The aftermath of the riots has seen a general negativity towards young people and BELS wants to counter this by highlighting the enthusiasm with which the young people of Croydon embrace the support services provided to help them.”

Action for Impact is organised by BELS, together with young Croydon people and with the sponsors, Crystal Palace Football Club, who fully support and contribute to youth development in Croydon. Youth service providers such as Croydon Youth Development Trust, Positive Arts and The Crystal Palace Education Centre, supported by local young people, will give attendees the opportunity to have practical experience of film, music, sport, communication and art activities.

Action for Impact takes place on 02 February 2012 at 2.00pm in The Players’ Lounge, Crystal Palace Football Stadium. The event is open to all those interested in or working with young people aged 16-19 and each attendee is encouraged to bring along three young people to share in the enjoyment.

To register for the event, email or telephone 0208 726 0700.


Today marks the launch of Zeitgeist ‘Young Minds’, a competition to find 10 pioneers, change-makers and leaders of tomorrow aged 18 – 25, across Europe, Middle East and Africa*. The winners will take their place alongside the greatest visionaries of today at Google Zeitgeist 2012 near London on May 20 – 22 2012.

From January 16 until March 19, the search will be on to find 10 exceptional, motivated and inspiring 18 – 25 year-olds from across EMEA*, who are making a positive impact in the world through science, the arts, education, innovation or inspiration.

The lucky winners will be invited to participate in Google’s annual Zeitgeist event, where previous speakers have included Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts, Google CEO Larry Page and Chairman Eric Schmidt. They will also win a brand new Google tech gadget and get the chance to take to the stage and have their voice heard.

Last year saw the first ever ‘Young Minds’ competition in both the UK and America. The lucky finalists won an experience of a lifetime, from meeting Chelsea Clinton and Will I Am, to taking part in panel discussions with Jon Snow and Martha Lane Fox (Co-founder


Sebastian Thiel, 21, from London was a winner from 2011 and says, “Zeitgeist was amazing. I learnt a lot from the great variation of speakers from different disciplines. A memorable event that I’ll never forget.”

Matt BrittinVice President of Northern & Central Europe, Google commented, “Google has always championed innovation and is proud to help young people showcase their ideas and achievements. Zeitgeist Young Minds is an incredible opportunity for future world-changers to meet some of the most powerful and inspiring people on the planet today.”

To be in with a chance of winning a place at Zeitgeist 2012, simply upload a short video telling your story, what matters to you and how you’re making a positive impact on your world to

Competition Terms and Conditions
(For full T&C’s please visit

Videos need to be uploaded to YouTube and no longer than one minute
(any entries longer than 1 minute 30 secs will be disqualified)

All entrants will be contacted and asked to provide additional contact details that must be provided in order to be short-listed.

The deadline for all entries and submissions is Monday 19th March 2012. All entries must be uploaded to YouTube by 11:59pm (GMT).
**N.B. Europe, Middle East and Africa – Young Minds is open to all young people aged 18 – 25 who are residents of the below territories:
Belgium, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia, Uganda, United Kingdom and Yemen.

Are you 11-18 years old?

What’s your view about your school nurse at school, college or sixth form in England?

How can they improve their advice, care and treatment for young people at school?

What do you think school nurses should do to help keep students healthy?

Want a chance to win £50 love2shop voucher?

The British Youth Council (BYC) are running a survey on school nurses with the UK Department of Health to ensure the views of young people shape what school nurses do.

The Department of Health’s decision only affect young people in England but they welcome the responses of young people, aged 11-18 across the UK too.

Deadline for the survey is Sunday 31st July.

Here is a link to the survey:

Are you 18-25 years old?

Currently unemployed?

Not in full-time education?

Want to get your life back on track?

Well…apply for this fantastic opportunity!

Young Million Campaign are supporting unemployed young people. They are offering a three day course on 3rd, 11th and 16th August 2011.

The ‘Young Million’ course aims to provide unemployed 18-25 year olds the leadership development they would have received if they were in work. This unique 3-day course will provide a rich mix of facilitated workshops, debates, local visits and peer support networks so when they do find a job, they’ll be a step ahead.

You must fit the following criteria:

  • Aged 18-25 years old
  • Currently unemployed, and not in full time education (at the time of the course)
  • Actively looking for employment
  • Resident in the United Kingdom
  • Time and capacity to commit to three full days of on-site learning

You must have the desire or potential to be a leader.  You can demonstrate this through your family, community, work or academic achievement, through current activities or responsibilities and community roles, or through nomination from a friend, family member or colleague.

So……what you waiting for?! GO AND APPLY!

There’s 50 places available!!

To apply, just fill out the application: