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Youth Ambassadors

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Youth Ambassadors gives young people a voice in the planning and delivery of local services for young people.  Youth Ambassador meetings takes place on a monthly basis and is made up of a range of young people aged 11-19 from different settings across the Borough such as schools, youth centres and other youth groups.  

Its aims are to enable young people to

  • participate in the planning, delivery and evaluation of services for young people
  • meet and influence decision makers
  • consult with all young people across the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM)
  • promote positive images of young people
  • participate in and encourage youth voice

In addition to representing your school, youth centre or youth group there are many benefits to being a Youth Ambassador.

  • Carrying out staff interviews
  • Taking part in consultations
  • Inspecting youth clubs and projects
  • Meeting with Borough Councillors and managers

You will also gain valuable training, which could include:

  • Public Speaking
  • Debating
  • Interviewing
  • Working with the media
  • Budgeting
  • Team skills
  • Meeting Skills (Being a Chair, Vice Chair, Scribe etc)

All the time you spend on your work as a Youth Ambassador will be recorded and can be used to gain National accreditations including:

  • Duke of Edinburgh (Volunteering Section)
  • Asdan Award

If you are interested in getting involved in the Youth Ambassadors, please contact the Youth Engagement Offer on the contact details below. 

Here are some comments from the members of the group to anyone thinking of joining..

  • Join!  It’s the best experience, honestly, and you’ll learn new skills whilst embracing opportunities that you won’t find elsewhere.
  • I would say it’s a wonderful opportunity for you to voice your opinions.
  • This is a group where you can help the community.  If you care about the community which you live in, this is the right group for you!
  • It’s good, it’s amazing and you get to meet new people.

To read more about young people's experiences of Buddy Group, please see the Youth Ambassadors feedback.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Elaine Keating
Contact Position
Youth Engagement Officer
Telephone
01628 685856
E-mail
elaine.keating@achievingforchildren.org.uk

Where to go

Name
Youth and Community Centre
Address
4
Marlow Road
Maidenhead
Berkshire
Postcode
SL6 7YR
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When is it on?

Session Information
Meetings take place 5-6pm on a Monday evening during the term on a monthly basis

Local Offer

Local Offer Description

Youth Ambassadors is open to young people aged 11-25 with SEN or disabilities.  You are welcome to bring your carer or support worker to the meeting.

 

Is your service accessible?
The venue is wheelchair accessible and has disabled parking.
What are the eligibility criteria for your service?
Youth Ambassadors is open to 11-19 year olds living in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM) and up to 25 years for young people with SEN and disabilities.
How are referrals/applications made to your service?
All young residents within RBWM are welcome to attend. Please contact Elaine either by email or phone if you are interested in joining the group. If you would like to meet with the staff or have a chat before attending a meeting, let Felicity know and she can arrange this. The dates and times of the meetings and the information you may need will then be sent to you. Members of the group are also invited to contribute any agenda items prior to the meetings.
What is your service standard for responding to referrals/accessing services?
There is no waiting list at present.
Who provides / funds your service?
Local Authority
Are children, young people, parents / carers charged for your service?
No
Feedback and complaints procedure
Any feedback/complaints can be sent to elaine.keating@achievingforchildren.org.uk and will be dealt with by the Youth Service Manager.
How will I know my child/ young person will be safe using this service?
All buildings comply with health and safety standards. Staff are all DBS checked to ensure they are safe to work with young people and have had training in safeguarding
Local Offer Age Bands
11-16, Preparing for Adulthood
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Last Updated
22/11/2018

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