New team member at North Yorkshire Youth and Carlton Lodge Activity Centre
North Yorkshire Youth (NYY) a children and young people’s charity based near Thirsk, North Yorkshire has appointed Jayne Shackleton as Local Youth Participation Worker within the Youth Development Team at Carlton Lodge.
Jayne will be supporting colleagues in the Youth Development team to create initiatives to give young people in the area more opportunities to give their own voice about their needs. Jayne’s appointment follows on from her experience of working with young people in several roles in the past including being a Community Intervention Worker and Family Outreach Support Worker for North Yorkshire County Council Children and Families Services and has also previously been a pastoral mentor in schools.
Jayne said ‘In my short time with NYY I have been fortunate enough to meet some fascinating young people and volunteers alike. I look forward to meeting many more and working closely with them to develop voluntary youth participation in the area’.
Jayne will provide a wide range of services including supporting our existing youth provisions to ensure consistency, including setting up new initiatives which priorities increasing ‘Youth Voice’ opportunities for young people in their local community.
NYY’s mission remains the same as that of its founders in 1941 – ‘to provide continuing learning and personal development opportunities for children and young people’.
David Sharp, Chief Executive said ‘It’s fantastic we have been able to recruit such enthusiastic, knowledgeable and passionate people and it is a great pleasure to welcome Jayne to the team. This is particularly important bearing in mind the challenges young people are currently facing in an environment where services are being reduced and opportunities disappearing. I certainly feel they will make a huge difference to communities and the young people they support’.