Claire Styles: Programme Manager The Reading Agency. ASCEL: Libraries and co-production. Project aims:. Support libraries to develop year-round youth co-production built on libraries Universal Reading Offer (URO); - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
ASCEL: Libraries and co-production
ASCEL: Libraries and co-production
Claire Styles:Programme ManagerThe Reading Agency
1Project aims:Support libraries to develop year-round youth co-production built on libraries Universal Reading Offer (URO);Identify partnership opportunities with Bridges and arts organisations;Increase awareness of relevant accreditation schemes and funding opportunities.
2Why develop a year-round offer? Benefits for libraries:Engages the library users of the futureBenefits young people; develops skills and community engagementIncreases capacity to run key activitiesContributes to community cohesionRaises library profile as a volunteer providerHelps libraries meet statutory duty3Statutory Guidance for Local Authorities Connect young people with their communities, enabling them to contribute to society, including through volunteering;Have a voice in decisions which affect their lives; Opportunities to take part in activities;Support personal and social development to build the capabilities they need for learning, work, and the transition to adulthood. DfE recently published Statutory Guidance for Local Authority Services on Services and Activities to Improve Young Peoples Wellbeing as part of the Positive for Youth Programme
The scope of this guidance specifically includes youth work and other services and activities that........
a) Connect young people with their communities, enabling them to belong and contribute to society, including through volunteering, and supporting them to have a voice in decisions which affect their lives;
b) Offer young people opportunities in safe environments to take part in a wide range of sports, arts, music and other activities, through which they can develop a strong sense of belonging, socialise safely with their peers, enjoy social mixing, experience spending time with older people, and develop relationships with adults they trust;
c) Support the personal and social development of young people through which they build the capabilities they need for learning, work, and the transition to adulthood communication, confidence and agency, creativity, managing feelings, planning and problem solving, relationships and leadership, and resilience and determination;
Why prioritise young people now?17.5 million under 25s in the UK today21.9% of under 25s unemployed40% of young people volunteer 88% of youth media stories are negative
Recession impacts disadvantaged disproportionately:70% of excluded pupils have poor basic literacy.People with poor literacy least likely to be employed at 30Reading for pleasure is the only out-of-school activity for 16s linked to securing managerial/ professional jobs
5Benefits to young peopleNew skills and experienceFor CV for education/ employment Recognition/ accreditation Work experience To meet new people/ for fun To give something backIncentives6Libraries youth volunteers, 20124,375 Summer Reading Challenge volunteers728 Reading Activists running 24 hubs950 World Book Night book givers Book selectionDesign library spacesHelp with Under 5s Book reviewsBook awardsWork experienceMood boosting booksReading groups Manga clubs Get It LoudLibrary consultationMagazine projectsSix Book ChallengeBookswapsSteering groupsFriends groupsFundraisingIntergenerational Film clubsYoung InspectorsPerformances7
9First hooks: World Book Day/ NightJoin the Book Herd WBD/N ambassadorsSocial networking and website teen resources written by young volunteersParty pack of ideas being producedto become book giversTeen-friendly titles 10Co-production- Approach underpinningVolunteering
- Characteristics of co-production?
11Co-production means delivering public services in an equal and reciprocal relationship between professionals, people using services, their families and their neighbours. Where activities are co-produced in this way, both services and neighbourhoods become far more effective agents of change.*
(*Right here, right now: taking co-production into the mainstream, NESTA; July 2010)
12Features of co-production:Recognising people as assetsBuilding on peoples existing capabilitiesMutuality and reciprocityPeer support networksBlurring distinctionsFacilitating rather than delivering*(*Right here, right now: taking co-production into the mainstream, NESTA; July 2010) 13Volunteering: plan and sustain
16Fundraising and collaborationYouth Voice fundsNational Citizenship ServicevCashpointO2 ThinkBigEuropean Youth Programme
17Using the URO as a framework, plan a year-round youth volunteer offerConsider: Volunteer role(s) for each hookWho you will work withHow you could involve young peopleTimescales and milestonesResource implicationsNext steps
Before being involved in Reading Activists, I would never have dreamed I could help organize author events or interview people, I would have been really scared and worried. Theres so many skills Ive learnt, and things its opened me up to do, and Im much better at reading now, and more confident all round. Having Padgate Library with Reading Activist opportunities stops kids hanging around on the street, and gets them to see what libraries can do for them. Tom Hotson, 15, Reading Activist, Warrington