Raising Your Game launched its community impact projects in Manchester
The Raising Your Game project launched its community impact projects in June. They will see young people working together on a project to benefit their community.
The first project took place in Manchester. It saw 11 students with a learning disability from Salford City College (Eccles campus) set up a Facebook page for young people, parents and guardians to find out about activities and events in the area.
The project was chosen by the students, following a thorough selection process, which started by drawing up a list of community needs. They decided that the lack of cohesive information about activities in the local area for young people was the most important issue.
Each young person had a particular task, but they all worked together to complete the project. While Raising Your Game coordinators offered support, the students made every decision throughout the project. They benefited from talks from professionals, on subjects such as marketing and publicity, and event planning.
Ziggy Gill, Raising Your Game’s regional coordinator in Manchester, said:“The students developed skills that are invaluable for enhancing their education or employment opportunities, including project planning, budgeting, presentation and communication skills, individual and collaborative working, delegating and decision-making. Perhaps most important was the experience of working democratically.”
The Activities 4 U Facebook page launched on 16 June 2012.
To find out more about community impact projects click here.