This element of the Uniting Communities programme ensures that a high quality and standardised training package is delivered to Young Leaders across all Uniting Communities areas.

The accredited training package has been specifically designed to enable Young Leaders to develop and progress to reach their full potential.  Training is also accompanied by personal mentoring support from our delivery partners, Dame Kelly Holmes Trust and Peace Players International

After graduating from a Uniting Communities programme, there are opportunities for young leaders to take their leadership training to the next level and take on a new role of ‘Ambassador’.  As an Ambassador, the Young Leader will act on behalf of Uniting Communities Programme to engage, encourage, and inspire other young people to make positive changes in their own lives and inspire others in their community. 

Ambassadors will also include local individuals who are held in high regard by a community for a particular achievement or success or whose life stories are inspirational to others.  Quite often, it is these people who can inspire change in others.   

The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust have also recruited a number of national and international figures, recognised Ambassadors from the world of international sport or creative activity, who can share their own personal stories, experiences and journeys to success.   

We launched this element of the programme on 18 September 2018 with the help of pupils from 6 schools based in our areas of operation. This was a high energy day enjoyed by all those who attended. 

Video: Young Ambassadors Programme Launch

Dame Kelly Holmes officially launched the Young Ambassadors programme and introduces the young leaders training. The video below captures young Leaders from Colin and Eastside and Erne East at the launch event delivering activity sessions to year 8 and 9 pupils from local primary schools.

Further Information

If you would like further information about this programme please contact us by email;

E: tbuc@communities-ni.gov.uk

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