Young Leaders

A big focus for DIY at the moment is our work with young people in transition to adulthood. Pilot work using the Silver Arts Award has identified how effective the framework can be for developing young peoples’ creative, leadership and employability skills. This is an area of work we are very keen to build on in the future.

Current work includes:

  • Partnership work with You Can Community Club – where two young leaders from DIY are leading drama sessions with young people at You Can Community Club.
  • Partnership work with Oakwood Academy, where we are working towards Silver Arts Award with a group of post-16 learners

“It’s like passing on a kind of baton, where you learn all skills and you just pass it on to someone else …It makes me feel happy because it’s like I’m showing them how to be – like a role model”

young participant in DIY Silver Arts Award project