How we will fulfil the vision:
The Youth Shed vision is that there will be a Youth Shed in every town. That is quite a task!
Since 2022, we have been worked on developing a Toolkit to enable us to grow the vision with other like-minded and committed partners and communities. This takes you through what a Shed is, and how to set it up.
The main building blocks for developing a Shed are
1) Finding a Partner in the community. The partner organisation needs to be constituted and have a bank account - basically so your Shed has the backing of a local group to help support your Champion,,,which brings us to...
2) Finding your Champion - we need someone who will be the person that is passionate and committed to planting and running the Shed. But we need that person to be covered by the partner organisation so they are safe and accountable. Experience with young people, or a qualification in youth work or teaching assistant can be really helpful.
3) Last but not least - Involving your young people from the start!!! This can be a casual pizza night with one or two young people. You are not setting up a youth club - we aim to work with small numbers effectively, so talk to your community to see who you really should be working with.
If you are reading this, you probably have a group of young people in mind who you want to work with, and might want to set a Shed up.
From 2024, we will be hosting online community gatherings for you to join if you are interested. Contact email@example.com if you want to find out more.