Are you under 30? Are you, or have you been, involved in youth work? Are you interested in learning more about sharing how great youth work is with your local TDs? If so, then this opportunity is for you!
We’re excited to be rolling out our new “Local Champions” initiative, to support our national campaign to increase investment in youth work funding – Youth Work Changes Lives.
We are recruiting “Local Champions”,young people who have benefited from youth work who will advocate in their communities to ensure youth work funding is firmly placed on the political agenda.
NYCI will work with public affairs professionals to deliver a tailored training programme across the first months of 2023 to empower young people involved with our members to act as advocates in their communities.
From there you will use the skills you have learned to lobby your local TDs and bring the impact of youth work home to your elected representatives.
Applications are now open.
Deadline to apply: 21st December
Why should I apply?
Through our tailored training and ongoing support, Local Champions will gain skills in advocacy; how to communicate political campaigns; and how to work with and influence politicians.
This programme will give young people who have engaged with our members practical opportunities to;
get first-hand experience of the political system;
learn the importance of local politics and local action;
develop valuable communication and persuasion skills;
meet other like-minded young people and;
give voice to your experience of youth work in support of the Youth Work Changes Lives campaign.