Tackling Youth Unemployment Together
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 from 10:30 to 15:30 (BST)
Apologies -this event is currently sold out. Please join the waiting list above. We will contact you if a space becomes available, after which you'll have 24 hours to confirm your place.
Church Urban Fund is running a free workshop in partnership with Frontier Youth Trust to inspire and equip your church to support young people who are unemployed. Following nation-wide research in which we listened to the experiences of young unemployed people, we believe that churches -both large and small- are well-placed to help.
You will have the chance to listen to experienced practitioners in the field and meet local activists doing something in their areas to tackle youth unemployment. Meet and learn from
church and faith-based groups who are all addressing the need in practical ways.
Keynote speakers include:
Graham Ghaleb from Milton Keynes Christian Foundation -a social enterprise charity with many years of experience responding to young unemployed people's needs,
Debbie Garden from Frontier Youth Trust -a nation-wide charity with a mission to work with at-risk young people.
Interactive workshop topics
Personal development and life skills
Working with young ex-offenders
Running a vocational course
Benefits advice & support
Mentoring young unemployed people
Setting up a Job Club
Social enterprises for young people
10.30 AM: Registration & Tea/ Coffee
11.00 AM: Welcome
11.10 AM: Challenges Ahead & Research Findings -Debbie Garden (Frontier Youth Trust)
11.40 AM: Local Action Talks -10 minutes each by 4 local activists
12.20 PM: Small Group Q&A -Breakout sessions with the local activists
12.50 PM: Lunch
1.40 PM: Local Action Talks -10 minutes each by 4 local activists
2.20 PM: Small Group Q&A -Breakout sessions with the local activists
2.50 PM: From Ideas to Action -Graham Ghaleb (Milton Keynes Christian Foundation)
3.30 PM: Closing Comments