What We Do
Youth Leadership & VOICE
Supporting young people to be the best they can be
What do we provide?
Oxfordshire Youth believes that every young person should have access to opportunities to develop skills and raise their aspirations, whilst gaining recognition, including accredited training.
Our youth committee Voice sit at the heart of what we do, they meet monthly to work alongside staff to plan, deliver and review three events a year and they sit on our Board of Trustees to offer a young person’s perspective on key issues discussed and raise Trustees awareness of issues facing young people.
Our young leaders programme has proved to support young people to build their confidence and believe in themselves and their capabilities, so we are expanding.
Oxfordshire Youth currently provide three youth leadership and participation opportunities:
- VOICE – Oxfordshire Youth’s youth committee.
- Young Leaders Programme –an ILM accredited Level 2 Award in Leadership and Team skills (same level as a GCSE).
- Oxfordshire Youth also work with Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford University Hospital School to run VOXY, the voice of Oxfordshire’s Youth.
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What do people say?
“Oxfordshire Youth have run the Young Leaders Programme for Year 10 and 11 pupils at Rye St Antony. This has been a most worthwhile initiative. The skills, experiences and responsibilities that pupils have developed over the year are significant. The pupils have been mentored and encouraged by Laura Dennis and her team effectively, professionally and with great empathy. The pupils really enjoyed the residential weekend and met various challenges with great style, coming back to school with increased self-confidence and new friends. I recommend the course fully.”Alex Neil, Deputy Head, Rye St Antony
“The Institute of Leadership and Management is proud to support the Oxfordshire Youth Young Leaders programme run in partnership with Insight Management Solutions. ILM recognises the innovative approach Oxfordshire Youth have shown in designing and delivering such a unique young leaders programme. The quality of delivery by Oxfordshire Youth has been exceptional with the young people deservedly gaining qualifications in team leading. The learners’ reflective comments confirm a particularly beneficial experience and outcome.”Paul Burgess, External Verifier, Institute of Leadership & Management
“Insight is delighted to support the Oxfordshire Youth Young Leaders Programme. This ground-breaking programme sets new standards for the way young people are encouraged to engage with workplace leadership. The very high standard of work and commitment to their learning achieved by the young people completing this ILM qualification is impressive, and delivers very real benefits to any prospective employer.”Terry Linehan, Senior Director, Insight Management Solutions