Members of the eYouth Crew headed to The Huddle for a day of training to learn about plans for their up and coming session and events they will be running for the eYouth Project Students. John King from the Huddle created a day to support the young people to develop their leadership in addition to the 4 days training they had received as part of the True North Program.
John shared his skills and tips of the traded about how to create engaging ice breaks to develop rapport with eYouth Project Students. By teaching the Crew how to design fun creative activities that will allow the Project students to walk away with some skills from the workshops.
John gave the eYouth Crew a tour of the amazing AFL teams training and facilities. While highlighting how the services they provide at the Huddle to give back to the community, strengthening support young people in the local area to access and engage in training via homework clubs and many other programs.
The eYouth Crew learnt how to create a event from hearing from the experienced staff from the Huddle that have worked on events for the public including the Zac Read Manager of schools and community engagement about planning welcome to AFL day and Emily Buysen - general manager, consumer, about planning the Family Day. The frame work that eYouth Crew have learnt from the training will hope built the foundations for great events in the future.
The eYouth Crew will be supporting the eYouth Project Students to create project that gives a voice to young people in the Wyndham highlighting issues and themes that relate to them, their family and friends. These issues includes mental health, homelessness, disengaging from education or racism. The Huddle show us their project called Be Brave Speak Up which was created by young people connected on the Huddle at Arden St. This is a great project that highlights the voices of young people while campaigning for social change in the community.