We're busy providing young people with exciting opportunities across England and Wales.
Providing opportunities for engagement and increasing understanding of the waterways is critical to inspiring a new generation of enthusiasts who will ensure their long-term sustainability.
A varied programme of youth engagement projects has been delivered in the past under our Waterways Action Squad brand. These include: a north west based youth volunteering project for 16-25 year olds, a 6-month employability, volunteering and personal development programme for 16-19 year olds not in education, employment or training (NEET) and the creation of a youth activity centre at the National Waterways Museum.
The youth engagement advisory group understands more fully the wider context of engaging young people, so that we can plan and deliver effective, innovative programmes.
The group also helps with issues of significance relating to engaging young people, especially those that may be innovative or controversial.
Louis is a dynamic and rounded professional with experience that spans the voluntary youth sector, education sector and the world of small business. Today, he runs a marketing transformation company, co-runs an educational social enterprise and is a trustee and volunteer at 2 small London-based charities. His work with the Canal & River Trust began when he worked on the Action Squads Programme, headed up by NCVYS, which engaged and supported young people in social action across the canal network. This partnership, combined with the fantastic relationship maintained with the team since then, has seen Louis come back regularly to train the Trust’s staff and volunteers on the most effective ways of engaging and working with young people.
Young facilitator in East of England and development officer for Young People's Skills.
Jamie is head of Sustainability at the National Union of Students.
Operations director and deputy chief executive at the National Youth Agency (NYA).
Liam is currently head of Policy and Public Affairs for The Scout Association, a movement of over 450,000 young people and 100,000 adult volunteers, supporting the organisation to increase its impact and profile in changing the lives of young people. Before this Liam was President of the National Union of Students in Scotland and UK wide.
Kayleigh Wainwright is Head of Membership & Policy at UK Youth, a leading national charity, committed to providing access to appropriate, high quality services in every community so that young people are empowered to build bright futures, regardless of their background or circumstances. Kayleigh has over 12 years experience in the youth sector, working for a number of local and regional organisations developing new projects with young people and leading on shaping policy. She is passionate about co-creation and meaningful engagement with young people and communities and creating lasting social change through using innovative methods and ideas.
Barry has worked in the youth sector for 17 years and was appointed to the position of Director of Strategy & Policy for Ambition in October 2015. He has worked at Ambition supporting members since 2004, evolving the membership services within this time to increase strategic support, whilst increasing the income the Membership team secure.
Development & Engagement Manager.
National Youth Engagement Manager
Last date edited: 26 July 2018