We are extremely happy that we have now established a youth leadership team, who are all going to benefit from personal development opportunities.
In order to successfully get a place on the team, young people had to complete an application form, followed by an interview. There were many applications and only so many spaces which is a credit to the young people of Downham Market who clearly want gain new experiences and make a difference to their community.
There are many benefits to being part of the Youth Leadership Scheme. First and foremost, we anticipate that every member of the team will grow in confidence, self-esteem and gain leadership and team work skills. These are transferable skills which will be used throughout life, in addition to many more which are developed through being part of this programme.
The youth leadership scheme completed two full days of training last week, where they looked at what it meant to be a leader, how they could benefit from it, and they also began working on projects for youth led activities.