Over the past five years we have established the YLN, a weekly social and training session for Primetime Young Leaders (volunteers). Our Young Leaders Network equips young people with the skills required to design, develop and deliver youth work activity sessions, whilst being empowered to overcome their own disadvantage.
YLN provides early intervention for all young people, including those at risk of Child-Sexual-Exploitation, substance-misuse and offending. Young People at risk of long-term unemployment have improved aspirations, and are equipped with valuable training and work experience. Furthermore, Young Leaders become positive role models for children aged 5-11, understanding the needs of these children and providing relevant support and guidance.
In February 2018 we became a registered ASDAN Centre and our tailor-made ‘Leading in a Community Setting Award’ was accredited. We have recruited a sessional Academic Adviser, with a role of supporting the growth of our training delivery and ensuring quality is maintained.
The YLN Team
Rosie has a great skill of building transformative relationships with young people and her caring nature and ‘whatever it takes’ attitude changes lives. With over ten years of experience delivering local youth work, she has used her wealth of learning to develop the YLN programme into a practical resource for real community settings.
CEO, The Vine Trust
Liam leads the work of The Vine Trust of St Mary’s Laisterdyke, and he founded the Young Leaders Network. He became a young volunteer after attending after-school sessions, later becoming our Children’s Worker. Today, Liam remains passionate about providing opportunities for other young people to overcome disadvantage and reach their full potential, particularly in Bradford East where he continues to live.
Nosheen has worked at Bradford College for 15 years in a range of roles including Associate Lecturer and Curriculum Team Leader for the Public Services department. She has been involved with curriculum development at Bradford College in partnership with external agencies; including validation of Higher Education (HE) provision.
Our partners support and enable the work of Primetime YLN.
Primetime is a Children and Young People’s Project based in the local community of BD4. Young people are the focus of everything we do and it is our belief that by offering opportunities for children and young people to develop outside of their home and school life, we are helping to ensure young people are heard, valued and understood locally.
Too many young people do not have the opportunities to reach their full potential as contributors to society and with our support we hope to increase young people’s opportunities to succeed in the future.
The people and centre are committed to the local area and actively do everything in our power to invest in local children and young people, we believe that change does not happen overnight so we are in this for the long haul.