The Warren Youth Project provides support services to young people in Hull. Our team of 20 offers free support, guidance, counselling, employability, skills/training, education, creative expression activities, and support with social-justice issues for young people aged from as young as 11 on some issues, right up to age 25 on everything!
Examples of our campaigning work!
The Know Your Flow Campaign has been developed by young people to reduce stigma around periods. We have done this by promoting accurate information and facilitating conversation on the subject. The campaign is ongoing, and the next exciting step will take us into Hull schools to develop, with students, a positive period policy. The aims of this are to empower young people to create change within their schools and to help people who menstruate at school feel comfortable doing so and can make the most of vital education.
The young people of The Warren were proud to launch ‘You Are What You Share’ campaign. The campaign aims to raise awareness of young people’s right to keep their data private and to prevent their data being exploited or sold without their knowledge. The young people have been involved with several online panels, steering groups organised events, made films, and were even invited to present to an international UNICEF Conference in Finland! They used a range of exciting techniques to explore the whole issue of data privacy and identity – and the methods used to identify them and extract their data without their knowledge. You Are What You Share started with just a couple of young people in The Warren who questioned why they should have to hand over personal data to third parties and what happens to it. Those two simple questions led to a truly enlightening experience for everybody involved.
You can see just one of the short films they produced here: https://tinyurl.com/35dbcu5j
OR you can enjoy a complete YouTube playlist of all our music videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrq5DQhmAoxl6DIckbDE9vavwZtbPWj5F
Three Minute Heroes is a campaign from The Warren Youth Project that supports young people to use creative writing to talk openly, confidently, and safely about what’s on their mind. Three Minute Heroes is dedicated to ensuring young people have their voices heard #hearmeout. We do that by taking the writings from these creative writing sessions (which take place over 6 weeks) and anonymising them before passing them to local singer/songwriters and bands who we work with through our Music Service – and we ask them to build melodies and song structures around the words that that young people have written. So far we’ve made two albums of new music with authentic youth voice, both of which have received 5-star reviews and airtime on national radio stations such as BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 1; as well as a feature on. We’ve also made several fantastic music videos which have been shown on the BBC and Channel 4!
You can listen to all the music and learn more about the project here: http://threeminuteheroes.com/music/
You can see a short explanation here: https://tinyurl.com/rkcyk83e
And check out just one of our amazing music videos here: https://tinyurl.com/s3mfccu8
OR you can enjoy a complete YouTube playlist of all our music videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrq5DQhmAoxmka8ySnvLPhJstMk9niaVu