We were thankful to have volunteers from Marsh Commercial come in and give us a fantastic start to repainting and livening up our youth room!
We've been looking into LGBTQ+ history this month to see how the treatment of LGBTQ+ people has changed through the years and the struggles the community has gone through, noting any similarities between now and decades prior to see how far we've come in supporting LGBTQ+ people and what we can do to improve.
Our young people completed a '50 Years of Activism' timeline and learnt about important events and people involved over the years in advancing the treatment and rights of LGBTQ+ people.
Our campaign group had an amazing session discussing Food Poverty and video promotion with Darren from The Hull Food Partnership. He gave some them some fantastic support throughout as they learnt new skills to help promote and advance their campaign. The young people can't wait to get stuck into making their own video around universal free school meals and are chomping at the bit for next week's session.
As always, we're ever grateful for the hardworking volunteers we have helping out at Network; whether it's spending time in the charity shop, giving a helping hand in the garden, or being up for a chat and making a few cuppa's in the sessions, they're always smiling and helping out more than they realise.
We're happy to provide a space where they can build up their confidence, gain extra skills, and make new friends. Its always great to witness they progress from when they first start to when they've really gotten into the groove of things.
It was a pleasure to throw them an Afternoon Tea party to celebrate their hard work and dedication this Volunteer's Week.
It was our Food Poverty Campaigners' first time at Youth Parliament and we couldn't have been prouder!
They had a great time listening to the other young people and youth workers present and discussed the cost of living as a group. They also made a 'campaign tree' which they used to put their ideas into action.
They've been totally inspired and are raring to go for their next campaign session as the ideas are flowing for what they can do next to help tackle Food Poverty within their community.
Hessle Road Network is a company limited by guarantee (No 04360117) registered in England and Wales and a registered charity (No 1097519). Registered Office : Network Young People’s Centre, 1 Massey Street, Hull HU3 3LA.