Time To Take Over

National Takeover Day gives young people the chance to work with adults for the day and be involved in decision-making. Young people benefit from the opportunity to experience the world of work and make their voices heard, while adults and organisations gain a fresh perspective on what they do. The aim is to break down barriers between generations and encourage active involvement in the communities.cc-takeover-day-2014-high-res

This year Isledon, in partnership with LBI, is facilitating not one but four takeover days. We are convening the Islington Youth Councillors and the Platform and Lift Youth Ambassadors to takeover setting the agenda and priorities for the hubs programming and wider Islington initiatives.

There will be a group working on Health and Wellbeing strategies – looking at health concerns, preferred environments for health advice and services and identifying the pressure points for people and places.
There will also be a team focusing on Youth Employment and Careers and in particular looking at the planning and branding of the Work Inspiration Week in February. Young people will be help ensure that it doesn’t become like a traditional careers’ fair and instead looks at the skills and behaviours young people really need to become work-ready.

Youth Provision and programming will also come under the spotlight. Young people have already coproduced the overall strategic direction of the programming at Lift and Platform. So time to get get practical with the nuts and bolts of planning the programmes.

Shazzy, Deputy Young Mayor and Hiba, Young Mayor

Shazzy, Deputy Young Mayor and Hiba, Young Mayor

Finally there will be a Takeover at the Top with Shazzy, Deputy Young Mayor and Hiba, Young Mayor shadowing Cllr Joe Calouri, Lead member for Children and Families and Council Chief Executive Lesley Seary. This will include hosting a lunch and a tour of Lift.

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