Engage, Empower, Inspire
Our Youth Ambassador programme seeks to Engage, Empower and Inspire young people to become involved in an anti bullying campaign and #StandUpSpeakOut against bullying.
January 2018 - December 2018
Charity information: BulliesOut
Thousands of children and young people report being bullied every year and the detrimental impact bullying can have on a person should not be underestimated. At best, bullying causes great distress, which can continue right through adulthood. At worst, bullying can lead to self-harm & suicide.By increasing confidence levels & skill sets, young people will be able to speak out against bullying & empower, motivate & inspire others.
By empowering young people, their confidence grows and they believe in themselves. By undertaking roles such as speaking to a range of audiences, supporting outreach delivery and contributing their views to influence, they grow and develop. Through the programme, we can engage young people in social action and help make a huge difference to their lives and the lives of others.
To Engage, Empower and Inspire young people to become Youth (anti-bullying) Ambassadors
Activities» Through training, skills based activities and mentoring we can engage young people in social action and help make a huge difference to their lives.
What success will look like
The success will be demonstrated by the number of applications we receive, the retention of Youth Ambassadors and the confidence growth and skills they achieve.
By providing education, training and awareness to young people, we are working hard to change minds, attitudes and behaviour for the long-term as well as enabling those currently affected by bullying to have the support they need. The changes we seek to bring about feed back into the wider community and take root there; growing and nourishing each future generation in order to reduce bullying and bullying behaviour and increase respect, tolerance and compassion.
As a self-funding charity that doesn't receive government funding, the main risk will always be a financial one. We have recently secured some funding to assist with the project and will continue to apply for further funding as the grants become available. We also have a number of fundraising activities planned.
We will report to donors through bi-monthly newsletters, our social media pages and website. We would also like to hold an awards event to recognise the achievements of our Youth Ambassadors and donors would receive information about this.
Budget - Project Cost: £5,350Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £3,000 Training 6 training sessions and 6 skills based activity sessions plus venue hire/lunches act £1,200 Travel Expenses Travel Expenses for young people travelling to and from training, meetings, mentoring sessions £775 Award Workbooks For young people to work towards achieving an accredited award for their anti bullying work £375 Hooded Tops Youth Ambassador hooded tops for each young person
Current Funding / Pledges
Source Amount Awards For All £9,868 Guaranteed
The project is open to young people in the UK. As we only have one office in Cardiff, the training sessions will be held in Cardiff but travel costs will be covered for the young people.
We would like to recruit 40 young people to become Youth Ambassadors. Most Youth Ambassadors will have been directly affected by bullying in some way. Training sessions and the experience of being a Youth Ambassador can have a positive impact on the young person and following training, they will participate in anti-bullying activities in the wider community that will impact on at least 4000 other young people.
BulliesOut is an award winning charity that works directly with over 5000 children and young people each year. The changes we seek to bring about feed back into the wider community and take root there; growing and nourishing each future generation in order to reduce bullying and bullying behaviour and increase respect, tolerance and compassion.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Linda James MBE
Linda is the Founder of BulliesOut and develops our projects & training programmes and also provides mentoring and training to young people
Sarah delivers the work of BulliesOut to schools and youth settings and also provides confidence and self-esteem sessions.