What is Youth Day?
Youth Day is an annual day of activities organised by young people, for young people across the city. It aims to show the important contribution made by 11 to 25 year olds in all aspects of life in Salford. We know our young people make a positive difference to our city - and we want to capture and celebrate this.
Where is Youth day?
Everywhere - all over Salford! Youth Day happens during the summer school holidays so that young people can take part across the city. Youth workers and young people are working on a programme of events to mark the day - and we want you to get involved!
Who else is involved in Youth Day?
Council staff from the youth service, children's services and communications, Salford CVS and the Children's Trust supporting Salford Youth Council members attend planning meetings.
We want all youth centres, detached teams, schools and any local groups that work with young people to get involved.
What happened on Youth Day 2019?
Every year our Youth Day celebrations become bigger, and have more young people showing the positive impact they have on their communities. Because so many groups have applied to be involved we have changed why and how we distribute funding.
For the events across the city, we wanted young people to show how positive they are, we asked youth groups to do one of the following on Monday 12th August:
1. To Join or organise a community clean up in their local area, posting before and after photos on social media using #Salfordyouthday & #POSH (POSH is an eco-project being run by Youth Councils across the North West) #pioneersofsustainablehope. We provided support helping to identify clean ups, supplying equipment, safety advice and removing rubbish collected.
2. To arrange to have a stall in your local community ( at local shops, in a busy community centre or somewhere else where people meet) to promote what your youth group is about, and why they are so great. Posting images on social media using #Salfordyouthday
Once we knew how many groups were going to be involved we helped identify different contacts and spaces to work on. We split the funding available equally between all the youth groups involved. All groups were then invited to attend our celebration event on the evening of Monday 12th August.
You can follow any updates on social media, if you haven't, why not follow us on Facebook @wuu2insalford, Twitter @wuu2salford and Instagram @wuu2salford and you can search #salfordyouthday to see the posts and selfies from last year and any updates for this year.
If you want to find out more or speak to someone about holding an event for Youth Day contact firstname.lastname@example.org.