Youth FM and Media Night!

Youth FM is a radio station run for young people, by young people. We meet every Tuesday during term-time at the Youth Zone in the Phoenix Centre (Wallington). The sessions start at 7pm and end at 9pm.

We’ll be broadcasting live VERY SOON, so keep an eye on this website for details, or come along to a session.

Join us to learn about DJing, radio production and much more!

New members are ALWAYS welcome! Your first session is free and after that sessions are £1 each.

If you would like more information, please send an email to isyp@sutton.gov.uk and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

 

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Sutton Youth Parliament – Member of Youth Parliament Election Results!

The election to find Sutton’s new Member of Youth Parliament took place on Thursday 29th January 2015, with young people from across the borough placing their votes. We are pleased to announce that Ethan Smith has been elected as Member of Youth Parliament for Sutton with 2,052 votes. He will be joined by our new Deputy Member of Youth Parliament, Daigan Reid, who received 1,734 votes.

Ethan Smith - Member of Youth Parliament for Sutton

Ethan Smith – Member of Youth Parliament for Sutton

Commenting on becoming MYP, Ethan said:

A personal achievement and a fantastic experience. I am delighted to be the voice of young people in Sutton and I WILL make a difference to get young people heard!

Daigan Reid - Deputy Member of Youth Parliament for Sutton

Daigan Reid – Deputy Member of Youth Parliament for Sutton

New Deputy Member of Youth Parliament, Daigan Reid, added:

Becoming DMYP is truly a humbling experience, I sincerely thank and cannot forget those who voted for me. I am determined to provide my upmost support to voice all of our views within the borough of Sutton and lead our campaigns to success!

Thank you to all of our candidates, all the schools, and to everyone who voted. The turnout was an impressive 70.87%!

Videos showing both Ethan and Daigan talking about their pledges can be seen below.

If you would like to join Sutton Youth Parliament, please send an email to isyp@sutton.gov.uk

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We need YOU to help us with our website!

We’re putting together a Website Focus Group to help us to redesign our website and update the content.

The group is for young people aged 13 – 19 who live or go to school in Sutton and our first meeting will take place during February Half Term on Monday 16th February 2015, 1pm – 3pm at The Quad. Please be aware that there are limited spaces.

You will not need any technical experience to join us – we’ll guide you through everything!

If you would like to join us, please complete the form below or send an email to isyp@sutton.gov.uk.

Click here to download our poster.

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Targeted Youth Support Questionnaire and Prize Draw

We at Sutton Youth Support (based at The Quad) have a duty to get in contact with young people aged between 16 and 20 (right up until your 20th birthday!) to update our records on whether you are in some form of Education, Employment or Training (EET) – whether it be sixth form, college, university, gap year, apprenticeship, work, self employment etc.

Or,
Whether you are not in any of the above (NEET) either for health reasons, or you’re a teenage parent, a teenage carer, other or seeking EET.

If you would like more information (or support with finding a placement in work, training or education) please email isyp@sutton.gov.uk or call 020 8770 5489.

By sending us your information you will be entered into the prize draw. The closing date is 30th January 2015.
Please note that you will need to be aged between 16-20 to take part.

Important Note: Your information is collected sensitively and kept on a secure computerised database in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. We only keep your information for as long as it is needed to offer you support.

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Sutton Youth Celebration event 2015 – NOMINATIONS!

Sutton Integrated Services for Young People are hosting a borough wide celebration event on February 25th 2015, at the Secombe Theatre, Sutton and we like you to send us your nominations.

The idea

Sutton is a borough rich with Academic success, and this is quite rightly celebrated through achievement ceremonies and awards events. There are also small pockets where celebration events are held for individual teams who work with hard to reach and vulnerable young people, celebrating their achievements and increasing their self worth and confidence.

However, there doesn’t appear to be an all inclusive, borough wide approach to this, and one that is open for all young people from all walks of life who have had to overcome personal, physical and emotional hardships, and yet still managed to achieve their goals, give something back to their community and inspire others in a similar position to want to do more.

Through this event, we are aiming to do just this, by inviting every organisation and school who works and supports young people who live work or study in Sutton, to nominate and, with the permission of the individual, share their inspirational story so that others may share in the experience and help to celebrate their success.

The event is to be led and co-facilitated by young people, made up from the ‘Teens With a Voice’ initiative and run by Sutton Integrated Services for Young People.

Teens with a Voice are currently facilitated by Sutton Youth Parliament, and are made up of young people from some/all of the following groups:

Award categories and Criteria/Statements:

Personal Achievement Award
This award is designed for you to share the story of a young person/s who have had to overcome a personal hardship to achieve their goals and aims

Physical Achievement Award
This award is designed to share the story of a young person/s who have excelled in sport or physical activities regardless of any particular physical/ emotional barriers or restrictions placed upon them

Community Achievement Award
This award is designed to share the story of a young person/s that does any of the following in Sutton:

  1. Local Volunteering
  2. Project work that brings the local community together
  3. Helps to make the community stronger
  4. Is a community champion
  5. Is working tirelessly for others in their community, young or old

Inspiring Through Performance Award
This award is designed to share the story of a young person who inspires others through any of the following:

  1. Music
  2. Dance
  3. Drama
  4. Public speaking

Overall Outstanding Achievement Award
This award is designed to share the story of a young person/s who encapsulate some of the above, and who is truly an inspirational young person who have not allowed anything that may prevent them from achieving more from blocking their path, whether it is their back ground, disability, history or make up.

How to nominate a young person

If you would like to nominate a young person for any of the above awards, please complete our Nomination Form.

Completed nomination forms should be sent to lee.ocsko@sutton.gov.uk or post it to Lee Ocsko, The Quad, Green Wrythe Lane, Sutton, SM5 1JW.

 Nomination form Deadline: FRIDAY 16TH JANUARY 2015

Any forms submitted after this date will not be included in the Short listing process, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday 17th January 2015.

Important notes about nominations

The nomination forms will be read and deliberated on by a working group of young people aged 13 – 19 from within Sutton.

All young people nominated will be invited to attend the event on 25/02/15 (subject to availability).

The top 3 as chosen by the youth working group will be invited to attend with a guest and the person who nominated them.

The person who nominates someone who is short-listed in the top 3 for an award will be requested to speak to a camera for 1 minute, detailing the story of the person they nominated, to be used at the actual event. We are able to have someone else speak on their behalf, WITH PRIOR PERMISSION FROM THE NOMINEE FIRST AND FOREMOST.

 

 

 

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