GeniUS! Youth Challenge - What could it look like if we worked together to use all our existing resources differently to create services that meet the needs of young people in York?
Summary and Update
It was a really productive and positive day at our Synergy Surgery: GeniUS! Youth event in partnership with the YorkYouth team on February 6th in Clements Hall, following the 4 weeks of discussion on GeniUS! and the York Youth platform.
There was some high energy workshops and group work from the 50 plus attendees which included school children, police officers, council staff and many others. There was also inspiring presentations from Marcus Romer of the Pilot Theatre and Owen Turner of United by Design.
6 Groups pitched to the Dragon's Den panel at the end of the day with the winning group coming up with an idea to create an award that would recognise excellence in arts and creativity for Young People. To find out more about the challenge and Synergy Surgery please click here
Original Question and Conversation
What could it look like if we worked together to use all our existing resources differently to create services that meet the needs of young people in York?
This current challenge sees the GeniUS York team working with the York Youth Support Services to run their challenge on meeting the needs of young people in York.
Over the next four weeks we are inviting you to take part in this collective process by adding your thoughts and ideas to the discussion below.
What We Need from You!
Your Experiences: How have you seen communities engage young people in York and elsewhere? What have you seen that you like and don’t like? Are there missed opportunities or things you think we could take advantage of?
Your Expertise: What solutions (both technology and non-technology) do you know of that might be applicable in helping to create the new solutions for youth work? Also, what ideas do you have that HAVEN’T been done before?
Your Enthusiasm: We need your input as to how to create new routes forward, so solution-focussed ideas and positive ways that we can develop these is exactly what we need from you!