New pilot programme to support young people’s development from Google and Parent Zone

Posted on: 18/10/2021 in: Events
Parent Zone have created an exciting new initiative, #IamRemarkable for Youth, aimed at supporting young people aged 16-18 to take their next steps in life with confidence. After a successful first stage of the pilot, they are now looking to work closely with youth groups and organisations to help ensure the programme meets the needs of young people based in these settings. They would therefore like to invite professionals from Young People's Foundations to join the training programme and become one of the first facilitators for #IamRemarkable for Youth.

What is #IamRemarkable for Youth?

#IamRemarkable for Youth is adapted from the Google #IamRemarkable initiative, designed to empower women and other under-represented groups in the workplace and beyond. The pilot focuses on young people in the UK aged between 16 and 18. It aims to boost their confidence, self-esteem, personal skills and capabilities to help them take the next step in their career paths.

What will the #IamRemarkable for Youth training programme look like?

The training programme includes three key stages:

  1. Joining a live, #IamRemarkable workshop (90 minutes)
  2. Completing the #IamRemarkable facilitator training (90 minutes)
  3. Attending the #IamRemarkable for Youth facilitator training (60 minutes)

All of the sessions will be delivered remotely via Google Meet by trained Google and Parent Zone facilitators, each bringing you one step closer to becoming an #IamRemarkable for Youth facilitator. They are offering a range of dates for each step of the training - you can pick whichever works best for you, as long as the training is completed in the order set out above.

#IamRemarkable workshop (90 mins)

The first step of the training programme is to attend an #IamRemarkable workshop. Workshops are taking place on:

  • Wednesday 20th October, 2 - 3.30pm
  • Wednesday 27th October, 2 - 3.30pm
  • Wednesday 3rd November, 2 - 3.30pm
  • Wednesday 10th November, 2 - 3.30pm

#IamRemarkable facilitator training (90 mins)

Once you have attended an #IamRemarkable workshop, you will be ready to become an #IamRemarkable facilitator! Sessions take place monthly.

#IamRemarkable for Youth facilitator training (60 mins)

The final step of the training programme is to join an #IamRemarkable for Youth facilitator training session. These are taking place on:

  • Thursday 4th November, 2 - 3pm
  • Friday 19th November, 10.45 - 11.45am

For the duration of the pilot, to cover the cost of any alternative arrangements you need to make whilst you attend the #IamRemarkable for Youth training programme your organisation will receive a one off payment of £250.

What happens after the training?

After you have completed the #IamRemarkable for Youth training, you will be ready to deliver the #IamRemarkable for Youth programme in your setting. ParentZone will share all of the necessary resources with you.

All they ask is that you run your #IamRemarkable for Youth workshop and use any of the resources within 4 weeks of completing the training. At the end of this period, they will ask you to complete a short survey to tell them how you used the programme and about your experience of #IamRemarkable for Youth. Parent Zone will be on hand to support you during this time.

Next steps

Places are limited, so to book your place on this exciting training programme, please email Lucy Herbert, Partnerships Manager, Parent Zone (lucy@parentzone.org.uk) to let her know which sessions you would like to attend, and she will provide you with details of next steps.

If you have any questions about the training session or the #IamRemarkable for Youth programme, please feel free to get in touch with Lucy.