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Run Effective Meetings!

Looking for some ideas to run effective meetings or support young people in decision making situations?

DISCussion is a development of the highly popular Visual Meeting. It is a resource for groups that have meetings and is designed to engage participants in the discussion process and to easily track decisions and important discussions. The sheet itself can be kept as a permanent record of the meeting and/or displayed for public view.

The user guide for DISCussion can be downloaded free at

Added by masyomo at 06/25/2007 - 15:24

U Gotta Read This

The workshop was absoulutley FAB!!! WELL......I Was Really Surprised At The Turnout In Our Workshop We Played A Really Fun Game @ The Begining Called Around The World Created By ME!!!! I Appreciate and respect All The People Who Contributed To Our Workshop, I Can Say We As Young People Care, Especially Me Thank You All..... And I Would Love A NAtional YOUTH BOARD NOW ♥ ♥ **LOTZA** ♥ ♥ Therryi ♥ ♥
Added by Pryncess Therryi at 06/25/2007 - 14:41

Media Box - getting started....realising your creativity

If you're 13 to 19 years old and live in England, Mediabox can give you the opportunity to develop and produce creative media projects for film, television, radio, online and multi media platforms.

Mediabox is for you to express your opinions, ideas and views, gain new skills and get your voices heard.

What's on offer?
Mediabox offers three different types of grants ranging from £100 to £80,000 to create and distribute youth-led media projects that express young people's ideas and/or views in a creative way, using their preferred media platform.

Added by yen at 06/25/2007 - 14:39

Tick me off

Tick box which one do i fit into, don't i fit in all of them. I'm boxed in all your boxes and can't see the way out. You've labled me so much i can't even define myself. what would your form look like without enthnicty, sexuality, educational staus. Would your form just leave me as a indvidual or would i still be boxed in by your superfical reality!!!!!! We are all flesh and blood in the end. it's all about where you want to go and not where you have been.
Added by golden at 06/25/2007 - 14:16

Strawberry cake and Ketchup

So the first session consisted of very very confusing conversation. Long words and endless powerpoints lead to me being cmpletely confused and distracted by the most dynamic blue ball point pen. One of my many souvenirs....But the best obviously. The second session was amazingly inspiring. I mean who would have thought?! a traveling "Rolling Base". Mental. Anyway I was very inspired and are now thinking about doing seomthing in my local area! Terrible how I am inspired by a bus. The food was good. Reeeaaallly good. The variety was major.
Added by Hormonal Haircuts at 06/25/2007 - 12:39

Young People in the Media

A survey released today has shown just how much coverage of young people in the media is negative. I caught up with two of the NYA Team at the Youth Summit to get their views: Earlier on today I also got chance to talk to Leigh from Media Box to ask her to explain what media box is all about and how it can help challenge negative media portrayal of young people. Check out the full press release YOUNG PEOPLE 'SEEN BUT NOT HEARD' IN NATIONAL MEDIA 9 out of 10 stories on young people don't report what they say Less than 1 in 4 stories are positive about young people
Added by tim at 06/25/2007 - 11:40

Read This

Ello, everybody how you are you i'm havin a really good time today, the hotel is really nice, wish u we're all here, the conference is much better then the "Youth Participation Conference" last week... Lets just say that 24% of the people present today are YOUNG PEOPLE a much better turn out than birmingham, well i will write another blog later.... AS the day has just begun and i'm still tired.... *Lotsa* ♥ Therryi ♥
Added by Pryncess Therryi at 06/25/2007 - 11:19

A youth board for England?

Tom Wylie, Chief Exec of the NYA is calling for a Youth Board to be set up chaired by a government minister. Young people now featued the call in this article last week. After his keynote Tom said "The issues and views of young people as young adults are lost in the focus on 'children's services' 0 - 19 years" So - we want to know what you think... Should there be a national Youth Board set up chaired by a senior government minister? Vote here and add your comments to the discussion...
Added by tim at 06/25/2007 - 10:19

Coming of age - let's identify what's changed?

It has to be worth mentioning to all present at the Youth Summit that the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child has come of age and is now 18! So what can we say has changed during that time? This is an excellent example of Article 12 in practice - young people having their say and being listened to, what we need to do is make sure their requests are acted upon! Good luck to all present!
Added by Fran at 06/25/2007 - 09:52

Expectations of the day

The first questions of the day! The reporters have been out asking young people who are involved in the conference and delegates who are arriving what their expectations of the conference are and what they are hoping to achieve.   What are your expectations of today? What are you hoping to achieve? 10am Monday   Young People:  I expect a high standard.  I want to let adults know about how we do things differently to other people. I’m looking forward to seeing other people’s presentations.
Added by Becky Sharp at 06/25/2007 - 09:36