Today (Monday 7 November) marks the start of Youth Work Week 2022 – an occasion to celebrate youth work activity in Solihull, carried out by a range of organisations, including the voluntary and community sector.
Throughout the week, some of the fantastic activities for young people taking place in Solihull will be highlighted on social media.
Community groups working with young people in Solihull are encouraged to join the Youth Opportunities Board Solihull (YOBS), set up to bring together local youth organizations and provide a forum for networking, unity and engagement.
A community-led initiative, with the support of Solihull Council, YOBS aims to create more opportunities for young people in the borough by improving their skills and attracting funding to the sector.
The Board provides leaders of youth organizations with a space where they can share ideas, resources, gain peer support, highlight funding avenues and work together to ensure that young people are represented in the main areas of influence. By empowering the youth sector workforce, YOBS aims to ensure that all young people in Solihull have the opportunity to access quality support.
Cllr Diane Howell, Cabinet Member for Communities and Leisure, said:
“As Youth Work Week begins, I want to encourage local youth groups and organizations to get involved in YOBS.
“This is a great opportunity for the sector to work together so that all our young people can flourish.
“Collaboration is so important because everyone involved in youth work will encounter similar challenges and difficulties. YOBS provides a space to share experience and access peer support. »
The Youth Opportunities Board is holding its first Annual General Meeting on Thursday, November 24 at Crabtree Hall, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. This is an opportunity to meet other organizations working in the borough with young people as well as to meet funders such as Children in Need.
Anyone interested in learning more should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year’s theme for Youth Work Week is “A Festival of Youth Work”, which aims to celebrate the positive impact of youth work on the young people of today and tomorrow. Learn more about the National Youth Agency website.