Who is it for?
Anyone aged 16 to 21 living in Tower Hamlets, with an interest in housing, injustice, community or youth work, campaigning, young people’s rights and advocacy.
What is the Youth Leadership Programme?
The programme has a focus on housing, with the aim that some participants will progress into roles in a Youth Empowerment Board* at Poplar Harca. Each week, there will be workshops and training on these themes:
1. Introduction to leadership
2. Power, influence and democracy
3. Urban Cities: The social costs of regeneration
4. Critical analysis, negotiation and personal impact
5. Campaign for affordable housing
*The Youth Empowerment Board is part of the governance structure at Poplar Harca and members have previously been involved in the design and programme at Spotlight, a multi-million pound youth arts space in Langdon Park, E14.
Participants will be expected to attend all of the five week course:
Wednesday 22nd February 2017 6.00pm – 8.00pm - with special guest speaker David Orr, Chief Executive, National Housing Federation
Wednesday 1st March 2017 6.00pm-8.00pm
Wednesday 8th March 2017 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Wednesday 15th March 2017 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Wednesday 22nd March 2017 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Celebration event: Wednesday 29th March 2017
Launch event: Chrisp Street Exchange, 12 Vesey Path, Poplar, E14 6BT (All Saints DLR, bus 15, 115, D6)
Workshops 1st to 22nd March: Spotlight, 30 Hay Currie Street, E14 6GN (Langdon Park DLR, bus DG, 309)
How to register:
There is an online registration form, to be completed by 14 February 2017. If anyone wants to have a chat or email for further information, please contact: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text/whatsapp: 07983 576501.
No experience or qualifications are needed to attend the training – we are looking for people who want to speak up about issues affecting their local area, or people who want to grow confidence in how to make their voices heard.
We want people who will turn up to every session and be motivated by frustration or anger about some of the inequalities that people are faced with when living in London.
You can live anywhere in Tower Hamlets, but it may be of greatest interest to people living in or around Poplar and Bow.
PLEASE COMPLETE THE ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM TO SECURE YOUR PLACE: GOo.gl/Gjxo8J