INVOLVING YOUNG PEOPLE IN POSITIVE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
|"We communicate the importance of being able to relate to one another and to influence positive change in the community..."|
We aim to boost young people's volunteering activities and political and spiritual awareness, thus increasing their ability to relate to others in the wider society. We hope that as young people transition into adult life, they will find ways to ‘make their mark’ on their local communities in a positive and respectful manner.
Everyday young people attending Salmon show us amazing gifts and talents in activities and in their personal and social skills. Our work is to give them the opportunities to practice sharing these with others in a way that enriches those around them.
Whether it is about political, social or spiritual issues that young people face today, we communicate the importance of being able to relate to one another and to influence positive change in the community and society as a whole.
The most obvious way we do this is through our Young Leaders programme. We also work with young people during all our club sessions to develop the right attitude of looking out for the interests of other people as well as themselves and also in highlighting to young people their own gifts and talents and giving them platforms to share these with others (e.g. our Salmon Celebration events).