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Inspiring young citizens to co-create social impact in their communities. A programme that brings together mentors community stakeholders and young people, along with current up-to-date technologies to conceive an alternative to the conventional youth service.

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  • 1. SYNC_GENsInspiring young citizens to co-create social impact in their communities

2. SYNC_GEN isA programme that brings together mentors, community stakeholders and young people, along with current up-to-date technologies to conceive an alternative to the conventional youth service.Via an on-line platform young people will be able to initiate events,programmes and activities they want to see and participate in, in the local area. The platform supports youngpeople by putting them in touch with mentors and will provide a database of expertise, venues, funding avenues and relevant links to information they may need to get projects of the ground.Thelong term aspiration of SYNC_GEN is to equip young people with the skills needed to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and to test this by inviting them to co-curate community activities. 3. Who We AreJOSH FRANKLINYOGESH TAYLORLewisham Community SportsFreelance DesignerCommunity organisation providingStrategic design consultant, withsports-based coaching and activity experience in system design & camps for young people community-collaboration 4. Why Now?After Haringey council shuts eight of its 13 youth clubs, local teenagers fearboredom will fuel violence between young gang members on the streets of northLondonAcross the country, youth centres are closing down due to spending cuts by local councils20% of youth centres in England and DEVASTATED teenagers have been leftWales would close this year reeling this week by the news that 11 Rotherham youth centres will be axed.Public discourse is beginning to reflect the importance of those aptitudes that help youngpeople build strong and positive personal relationships...business leaders find young people to lack softskills such as confidence, teamwork,self-motivation, networking and presentation skills. 5. Our GoalMake it the norm for young people to be seen as active positive influences in their communitiesEstablish links between different actors and stakeholders, from local businesses, young people, community organisationsFully utilised existing facilities and peoples skills in local areas 6. From ... the existing model Investment into The Youth Centre as a Providing Young Maintaining the Singular Bland Building People a [Youth] ServiceBuilding The youth centre is often seen as a symbol ofThe centre aspires to play host to a all range ofThe existing model can be conceived as a servicehow the community values its young people, activities in its admirable aim to cater for allprovided by the state delivered by youth workers.however a sizable amount of funding available to interests attracting as many young people asyouth services goes towards running andpossible, but never fully satisfies requirements of At best young people are consulted on whatmaintaining the centre. any activity. activities they would like to take part in 7. To ... the SYNC_GEN modelInvestment in the The Youth Centre as a Young People Social InfrastructureNetwork of Inspiring Placesas Co-CuratorsProvide more investment towards the activities Held at venues that fully realised the potential of whatAsking young people to become activeand events that engage young people.the event/activities has to offer along with its users. collaborators, initiating and testing progammes. 8. Programme SYNC_fayre SYNC_gather SYNC_hostsSync_Fayre Sync_GatherSync_Hosts Inviting the wider public to take part in Regular activities curated by the Activities, events and programmes curated fun-filled action packed events,mentoring team, showcasing what can beby young people in the Sync_Community,celebrating young people accomplishes in done and inspiring young people to do thefor themselves and/or the wider publictheir communitiessame 9. Playersyoung peopleall-round great peopleresidents, businesses, schools,community organisations _community _mentors_links _Community _Mentors_LinksA community of pro-active young people,Those who with advise, experience, Those who have facilities, skills availablewilling to initiate and test ideas bycommunity contacts, expertise in variousto offer young people to help deliver theircollaborative and investigative effects.fields to offer young people. projects. 10. On-Line Platformmentorscalendar databaseplanning promotionAccess toPromoting SYNCVenues available forumsUsing Socialmentors, withactivites, events for hire, Platform to Media to promoteadvise, & programmesworkshopdiscuss & SYNC activitiescommunity accessible tofacilitators, organise - contacts, young peoplefunding avenuescurating events, expertise in activities &various fields programmes 11. The Vision A Generation of Locally Active Citizens Creating a Culture of CollaborativeCommunity Impact Raising Young Peoples Aspirations 12. We Would Like to Ask for website local links mentorsstart-updesigners funders developers, businesses, community grant-givingcontent schools, organisers,organisations, management,libraries, entrepreneurs, sponsors community communityartists,managersorganisations academics, fund raisers 13. Wed Like You to Join UsYOGESH TAYLORFreelance [email protected]@yogeshtaylorJOSH FRANKLINHead Coach, DirectorLewisham Community [email protected] Lewisham Community Sports