Tuesday 23rd was the day for our nerve wracking huge conference!! On Monday, myself and Lauren (oh and the kids!) met up at IY with CJ, Kev and another IY ambassador Sami. The afternoon was spent eating, watching the final edit of the film, giving feedback and planning the conference. On the day of the conference we were all scared sh*tless to be quite honest, it was a huge conference with lots of professional people. Deep down we knew that we could do it but was still pretty scary! Continue reading
So today was the ‘No Wrong Door’ conference.
It is my second time attending the conference which had been running for 6 years, however this time I was attending as my status as an Ambassador for Inspired Youth as well as a youth worker.
The last time I attended it was for the launch of Young Carers Revolution, this time it was the launch of Inspired Youth’s latest project: Young, a Mum and Proud. The response to the film was very positive, and although the event was emotional for the girls, it was fantastic for service providers to see how teenage pregnancy is just a statistic, and how those who have children young shouldn’t be seen as a deficit.
The day also saw the launch of the children and young people’s plan, which I think will be really beneficial for young people across York. The plan was informed and shaped by young people and the services that help support them.
The conference was also a brilliant time to get the word of chance out. Aidan, Liam and myself manned the stall to help promote Chance. The attendees were very interested in the project, and were particularly interested in the direction it was heading and ultimately what we were hoping to achieve.