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Southend YMCA presents 'Amplify Youth Work: Refresh Your Connections,' a one-day professional networking conference

• Are you a youth practitioner eager to connect and network with like-minded professionals?
• Interested in engaging with high-quality speakers who can inspire and drive positive change in the lives of young people?
• Looking for free CPD training or a professional CPD event to enhance your skills?
• Want to showcase your project and reach a wider audience? Book a stall in our vibrant market space and make your voice heard!

Conference date: Friday 14th June 9.30 - 4.30pm 

Venue: Southend Christian Fellowship, 600 Southchurch Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2PT. 

Theme: Amplify Your Impact with Young People 


Conference Aims:

• To elevate the standards of youth work across Southeast Essex- Elevate the profession of youth work and emphasise the important role that youth work can play in changing lives.
• Networking and learning for the change we want to see: Improving the quality of services for young people and parents.
• Exploring the vital role of digital communication in engaging children and young people

*Conference programme:

9.10am Doors open, registration & welcome drinks
9.30am Welcome- Elijah Heyns, Southend YMCA Youth Ambassador
9.40am Building our future: Southend City and aspirations for young people- Colin Ansell,     Southend-on-Sea City Council
10am Amplifying young people’s voice- Jason Stacy and David Bridson, YMCA England and Wales
10.50am Comfort break and drinks
11:10am Enhancing Youth Work: Quality Practices and Impact, The Centre for Youth Impact, YMCA George Williams College 
11:50am Workshops 

  • Create- Learn how to connect with young people through creative and positive activities

  • Compose- Learn how to connect with young people through music and spoken word

  • Connect- Learn how to connect with young people by becoming a mentor and champion in promoting wellbeing

12:50pm Lunch- food and networking
1:30pm Guest speaker
1:40pm  Digital Engagement with the youth of today- University of Hertfordshire and Innovate UK
2:20pm Social, Emotional and Mental health (SEMH) and Education- Southend YMCA Community School
3.10pm Plenary (Expert Youth Work Panel for Valuable Discussion) 
4.10pm Reflections and feedback forms
4:30pm Close

*Subject to change

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