What is The Bilborough Youth Network?
The Network was developed in conjunction with a range of cross-sector partners as part of the YPFN project with the aim of; mapping local provision, sharing knowledge and resources, and supporting the sustainability of youth work in Bilborough. The group is made up of multi-agency professionals that work with Children and young people in the Bilborough area.
Though the Network we were able to identify issues around low aspiration, and a commonly held poor image of young people locally, and in response helped to form the Bilborough Gems initiative, which held a Bilborough wide award ceremony to recognise the positive impact that young people have had within their neighbourhood entitled the ‘Bilborough Gems’, the first ceremony had over 300 attendees and much interest has been garnered for follow up events going forward.
We are so pleased with the impact this network has had on partnership working locally, that we are looking to roll this model out in other areas too.