Thousands of young people who have spoken out on the issues that matter the most are now being given the chance to find out what the Council is doing about it.
It’s All About YOUth returns for its second year on February 21, offering a vibrant, expo-style event that showcases the huge range of opportunities available to young people – from days out and outdoor activities in the holidays to where to seek personal health and safety advice.
Each of the interactive displays and taster sessions offered at the event at Tonyrefail Leisure Centre have been chosen because they directly relate to an issue or topic young people have said, via the Viewpoint survey, interests or concerns them.
These include taster sessions in sports, arts, crafts, drama and creative industry activities on offer, access to support with school, homework and careers, support with personal issues and concerns, advice on community safety and staying healthy, getting involved, securing skills for the future and more.
It’s All About YOUth also includes an important questions and answers session with Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet.
It takes place at Tonyrefail Leisure Centre from 10.30am to 8pm on Tuesday, 21st February 2012
Cllr Eudine Hanagan, Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning, said: “Our approach to service delivery that meets the wishes and needs of our younger residents is modern and groundbreaking.
“We know we are delivering fun, relevant and fulfilling opportunities for young people – because we have asked them”.
“It’s All About YOUth is a showcase of those opportunities and also a clear demonstration of the commitment we have to young people and their needs.”
Each display is based on feedback from 9,000 young people who completed the Viewpoint survey, speaking openly and honestly about the issues including school transport and meals, how they get on in the classroom, personal concerns and what they do – or don’t do – in their spare time and why.
By securing views, the Council and its partners can shape its services to ensure they better meet the needs of young people to enable them to thrive and reach their full potential.
This includes a rich and varied programme of events, the innovative new literacy strategy, massive investment to create inspiring, modern schools of the future and continued focus on careers advice, work experience and industry insight.