Build confidence. Develop new skills. Work together. That's exactly what you'll do as part of our Youth Co-operative Action project!

If you’re based in Lowestoft aged 12-16 and believe that young people deserve to not only be listened to, but should also be equipped to LEAD the changes we need in communities, then Youth Co-operative Action could be for you.

Who's involved?

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Our Lowestoft based Youth Co-operative Action programme is delivered in partnership with YMCA Trinity Group, and promises to equip cohorts of young people with the skills needed to become true change makers.

The programme will start in mid-September 2022 and will run for approximately 15 weeks, with sessions taking place between 4pm and 6pm every Wednesday at Imperial House.

What you'll be doing

This isn’t just a programme where you ‘learn some new stuff’ - this is about empowerment. Your current experience, views and perspectives make you the experts and this journey is about creating a platform for you to make a real impact.

The best bit is that you will engage with other proactive and likeminded people, working together to start projects and enterprises that put you in control of your individual and collective futures! 

You’ll be part of a change and a drive to do something different, taking back control and making a real impact. During the project you will:

  • Build your confidence and work together with other young people in a supportive virtual environment.
  • Learn new digital skills, with the opportunity to explore podcasting, filming and more!
  • Explore co-operative values, including why they matter and how you can apply them.
  • Fundraise and campaign on the issues that matter to you.
  • Once you have completed the programme you will receive a Badge Nation Digital Badge from us to add to your CV and social media, demonstrating your achievement and the skills you’ve developed over the weeks. Check out the badge!

Register your interest

Our autumn/winter 2022 YCA Lowestoft project is currently underway. If you'd like to register your interest in taking part in a future cohort, let us know by completing the form below.

Youth Co-operative Action form