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Volunteers challenge social stigma

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Our fabulous volunteers have been working with Fixers to challenge the stereotypes around growing up and living within the Easterhouse area. Together they have came up with this fantastic video to showcase that Easterhouse is not the same place as it used to be and to show the positive impact volunteering has made within the local community. 

'Growing up in Easterhouse wasn’t the best,' said lead fixer Kieran O’Shea.

'People would think we were up to trouble and avoid us, there were no opportunities. But no one really knows what we are up to and how good we are.'

YoMo would like to thank all volunteers for their fantastic contribution to their communities and making a positive impact out there.

 

Watch our Fixers Video below:

To read the official press release on the Fixers website visit this link: http://www.fixers.org.uk/news/16784-11208/teens-challenge-social-stigma.php 

Recruiting Volunteers!

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We're recruiting some new volunteers for all of our prjects! 

Young Grant Maker's -  who are responsible for a range of tasks related to managing their YouthBank, this includes:

  • Publicising YouthBank to other young people and adults
  • Assessing applications
  • Interviewing young people requesting grants.
  • Writing to other young people
  • Participating in accredited training
  • Networking with other YouthBanks across Scotland and the UK

Peer Educator - To develop, deliver and evaluate training programmes including Anti- bullying, Anti-sectarianism, First aid and many more. This role provides a comprehensive training package for all levels of ability. 

Youth Health Champion - your role will be to promote health topics within your community and to deliver training. This is supported through training, one to one and group support. 

All roles are fully supported by staff and catered to each individual. 

If you have any young person who would be interested please get in touch via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 0844 414 8296. 

FB: https://www.facebook.com/YoungMoversGlasgow/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/YoMoGlasgow 

 

YoMo are going for their LGBT Charter Mark!

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YoMo are currently going for their LGBT Youth Scotland Charter Mark. On Tuesday 21 November our staff, board members, and some of our partner organisations got together to do their LGBT Awareness training to raise our understanding and to make sure YoMo are doing their best to support young people within the LGBT Community. 

 

Below is some photos from our training day, and if you want to learn more about the LGBT Youth Scotland charter mark visit their website on https://www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/charter-how-to or click the downloadable link below. 

 

 

 LGBT Youth Charter Mark

 

 

 

Our Young Volunteers commited to making the LGBT Charter Mark a priority for YoMo as part of the #iWill week celebrations, they have decided to make our inspiring project more LGBT inclusive.

 

Glasgow North East YouthBank & Glasgow North West YouthBank are back next week!

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Glasgow North East YouthBank & Glasgow North West YouthBank are back next week! 
We welcome any young people who may be interested in joining YouthBank to come along and get involved in the first meeting of 2018! 
Maybe you have applied for a YouthBank grant and would like to see what it's like to be on the other side of the application process? 
Maybe you are looking for something to put on your CV? 
Maybe you are looking to meet new people or get involved in your local community? 
Or maybe you just want to try something new this year?

We would love to welcome some new faces to our young grant making team. If you would like some more information please contact Caitlin on 07944378110 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Young People Make Glasgow - YoMo Community Celebration

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Actual blog found here: https://pbscotland.scot/blog/2017/9/7/blog-young-people-make-glasgow-yomo-community-celebration

 

David Reilly, Development Manager at SCDC, gives us his thoughts about the recent Young Movers Community Celebration night - and the difference young people are making in Glasgow.

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Kids today…  We’ve all heard the moans, and we can all be quick to criticise and generalise about young people. So it was a real tonic to attend YoMo’s Community Celebration awards in Glasgow’s Tollcross and see a room full of people of all ages come together to celebrate young people volunteering their time and talents to their community.

YoMo (Young Movers) are a charity empowering young people across Glasgow’s East End. They’ve been around for 12 years, as old as some of their volunteers. Their core activity is supporting young people to run Glasgow North East YouthBank; where young people design a process to disperse funds to other young people with ideas to help their community, building skills and confidence as they go.  They also manage a programme of training & support to youth and community groups to deliver Youth Achievement Awards. YoMo make community builders and their community celebration was a night to bring it all together.

 

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We had the chance to appreciate young people using their imagination and skills to make a difference. Love Milton got a shout out for bringing generations together by hosting and preparing dinner parties, we celebrated twilight basketball in Reidvale and heard about the impact of anti-bullying and anti-sectarian workshops by young people, for young people. 

A real stand out was hearing about St Paul’s Youth Forum who have created a young person led community garden in Blackhill complete with chickens, bee hives, community allotments and an outdoor pizza oven.  We think their next project should be called Hens and Honey. They are making a real difference by selling low cost fruit and veg to the whole community.

Tara Bentley from Volunteer Glasgow was there to give out individual achievement awards to people who had volunteered their time in these and other projects.  Many of the young people there were being recognised for investing 500 hours in their community. By our quick calculation, over 5,000 hours of priceless community activism was celebrated at the event. All of it making Glasgow a better place.

Youthbanks run by YoMo and others were forerunners of participatory budgeting that’s now taking root across Scotland. The event used PB methods to ask attendees to vote for the Youthbank Project of the Year.  All the nominees showcased what young people bring to our communities but each person had to vote for a winner. 

At SCDC we were biased, having worked for a year in Sandyhills, helping the community to organise to turn a disused space into a thriving community hall. A year down the line young people have joined and are chairing the hall committee, and have organised their own youth committee and youth group. 

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Joe Mcelvar was a proud parent at the awards and talked about the impact the youth work in San

dyhills has had on his son “I can see some difference in him and his pals. They’re good boys but at their age boys are easily led, YoMo are keeping them off the streets and showing them the right way.”

Carly Colquhoun and Darren Deans stole the show when they spoke in front of 200 people at our International PB Conference 2016 and we were chuffed to see this make it onto YoMo’s impact wall.

Drum roll … and the result was joint winners - Glasgow Clyde College employability students and Sandyhills Youth Committee!

A great night ended with SambaYaBamba’s Youth band performing and the words of Harry Young in our ears – young people make Glasgow.  



 

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