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

Events

AFCT Podcast Launch

July 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Act for Change Together Podcast platforms the experiences of young people across the UK who want to change the narrative on assumptions that have been made about them.

Listen Up Manifesto Launch

July 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

We are six activism organisations joining forces across the UK to empower, platform and drive young voices for change. Young people aged between 12-25 years old have created this Manifesto and Campaign.

Importance & impact of youth involvement

July 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Youth participation is a difficult cliff to traverse, and can feel hard to do in a way that meets an organisation's needs and those of the young people too.

Stop and Search

July 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Young people of The Warren are joined by the head of stop and search in Hull. We work with many young people who have been through the stop and search process and feel they have been stereotyped not only because of their race but also their age, appearance and gender.

Three Minute Heroes

July 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Three Minute Heroes is a campaign from The Warren Youth Project that supports young people to use creative writing and music to talk openly, confidently and safely about what’s on their mind.

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