Flower Power! Young people gave out seeds, rode a quadricycle and showed Norwich their best moves at the Lord Mayor’s Procession.

MAP embraced the theme of this year’s Lord Mayor’s Celebration ‘love the world around you’ and were delighted when Young Commissioners from Norwich and Broadland Youth Advisory Boards* supported us by decorating a quadricycle, creating gift packets of sunflower seeds before entertaining the waiting crowds with some spectacular dance moves along the route. As part of the Norwich Financial Inclusion… Read more →

Film Launch Proves Mental Health Awareness Top Priority for Young People

Young commissioners from the Norwich Youth Advisory Board (Norwich YAB) have created four mental health awareness videos addressing sensitive areas such as eating disorders, stress, insomnia and panic attacks.  “These topics can be very upsetting,” said one young commissioner and “we think using film and animation makes them easier to access and understand.” Mental health has been a top priority for… Read more →

Young People Climb Trees To Tune Into Nature, Literally.

The Young People from City Academy Norwich and City of Norwich School enjoyed a wonderful outside learning experience recently when they visited Sheringham Park with MAP’s HomeSounds group, a collaboration with Recast Music Education & MAP. Throughout the day the young people got the chance to listen to and record the sounds of nature using various high quality audio equipment.… Read more →

Youth Advisory Boards (YABs) across Norfolk come together for the annual celebration

On Thursday 21st of February, Young Commissioners from Youth Advisory Boards (YABs) across Norfolk gathered at the Abbey Conference Centre, Norwich, for the annual celebration ‘YABCON19’. Young Commissioners were present from Norwich YAB, Great Yarmouth YAB, Broadland YAB, Breckland YAB, North Norfolk YAB, and West Norfolk YAB, all of which are coordinated by MAP, and from South Norfolk YAB, which… Read more →

‘Innovative and inspiring’: MAP awarded funding to tackle youth loneliness in Great Yarmouth

MAP has been recognised as among the country’s ‘most innovative and inspiring organisations working with young people’, after receiving funding of almost £80,000 to help combat youth loneliness in Great Yarmouth. MAP is one of 22 organisations, out of over 800 which applied, to receive the funding from the £2m Youth strand of the Building Connections Fund, a partnership between… Read more →

Book now for Carols by Candlelight and raise funds for young people this Christmas

Young people will once again benefit from the talents and generosity of Norwich’s Viva Voce Singers, who are donating the proceeds of their beautiful Carols by Candlelight concert to MAP. The concert takes place on Saturday December 22nd from 6-8pm in the magnificent setting of St Peter Mancroft Church in the heart of Norwich.  The concert features harmonic arrangements of traditional and… Read more →

In limbo in our fine city

MAP youth workers are supporting young asylum seekers to campaign for a change in the law affecting their right to work in the UK, taking the young people and the issue all the way to Westminster. ‘The idea to campaign on the right to work for asylum seekers came about we ran a training session and debate with young people… Read more →

Young People Stand Up Against Bullying

Over 50 young people from across Norfolk came together at Lynford Hall recently to learn how to take action against bullies, and how to encourage other young people to do the same.  The Anti-Bullying and Mental Health Training Day gave young people the opportunity to learn a range of techniques to tackle bullies including Assertiveness and Bystander Training and how… Read more →

Young@Arts: A festival by and for young people

Over 120 young people took part in a free, one-day, creative arts festival last month, organised by and for young people supported by MAP.  Young@Arts featured live music, performances, exhibitions and a series of visual and performing arts workshops including street photography, graphic illustration, contemporary dance and rap lyric writing.  This amazing film captures the day in all its colour and… Read more →

Young People’s Role in Changing the Future of our Cities

Four young people who are active in MAP’s Participation Youth Work in Norwich recently joined a national Key Cities event, representing the voice of young urban Britain.Changing the Future of the Key Cities brought together young people, MPs, Peers, Councillors and other decision makers to discuss the issues facing young people in cities today. Colin Dutton, MAP Senior Participation Youth… Read more →

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